Burning for Revenge [NOOK Book]

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From Hell to Stratton isn’t an easy trip, especially when the enemy’s headquarters lies somewhere in between. And that’s exactly where Ellie and her friends unwillingly find themselves — smack in the middle of the Wirrawee airfield. With only five of them against hundreds of armed soldiers, escape seems like a suicide mission. The odds aren’t good, and Kevin’s nervous breakdown isn’t helping matters.
Ellie and her compatriots are back, battling to stay alive and struggling to ...
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Overview

From Hell to Stratton isn’t an easy trip, especially when the enemy’s headquarters lies somewhere in between. And that’s exactly where Ellie and her friends unwillingly find themselves — smack in the middle of the Wirrawee airfield. With only five of them against hundreds of armed soldiers, escape seems like a suicide mission. The odds aren’t good, and Kevin’s nervous breakdown isn’t helping matters.
Ellie and her compatriots are back, battling to stay alive and struggling to stay together in John Marsden’s latest book in the TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN series. High-speed truck chases, unexpected river journeys, and treachery by one of their own are just a few of the problems these Australian teens face in this gritty tale of war and survival.

Having been separated from the New Zealand rescue troops they were guiding, five Australian teenagers continue their resistance against the unknown enemy invading their homeland.

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This is the latest book in the successful series, Tomorrow, When the War Began. A small group of Australian teenagers continue to be engaged in guerrilla warfare against the nameless invaders of their homeland. One of the group, Ellie, narrates the action as the friends find a way to blow up an important airfield. Usually what happens is the group (five of them now) decide they can't stand inaction if only because they are so miserable, so they exit their safe area and then events dictate their making quick decisions, usually violent ones, to save themselves and to strike against the enemy. From the first book, the teenagers realize that the horror and violence are having an effect on their very personalities, on who they are. In this book, they encounter children who have been living on their own, surviving as best they can in an abandoned suburb—children who have by now become savage creatures with little memory of "civilized" behavior. The teenagers are now realizing that even when the war is over, when the invaders are expelled, it will be difficult to build up the way of life they knew before the war, because everyone will be different, including themselves. The action is exciting—there is one close call after another. The split decisions that are forced upon them, with Ellie feeling the burden of being the catalyst in the group, are truly amazing. Good escape fiction for YAs who like action—especially action with teenagers in charge of their own lives. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1997, Houghton Mifflin, 263p, 98-51986, $15.00. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Claire Rosser; November 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 6)
Children's Literature
If you haven't read Marsden's first book of this series, Tomorrow, When the War Began, this second book is hard to get into. Who are these kids? What are they fighting? Who is the enemy? Who, if anyone, are the allies? But persevere through the first few short chapters and you'll no longer care about any of these questions. You are caught up in the story, and even winning isn't important anymore—you just want Ellie, Fi, Kevin, Homer and Lee to survive. These five Australian teenagers have already seen parents and friends die, and while they mourn those they will never see again, they have not given up on their own lives. Whether they blow up an airfield, swim miles and miles to a town that might turn out to be dangerous, or fight off enemy soldiers, they are smart and resourceful and they protect each other as well as themselves. Every once in a while, they remember that they are teenagers and their lives get a little complicated by romance, but nothing is graphic, and their language is consistently clean. Australian slang is clearly explained in an "Aussie glossary," to which the reader can refer if confused. A real page-turner. 2000, Houghton Mifflin, $15.00. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Judy Silverman
VOYA
The five Australian freedom fighters in Marsden's Tomorrow, When the War Began series—Ellie, Fi, Lee, Homer, and Kevin—are burning for revenge, both literally and figuratively. Hiding out in a camp called Hell, they are surrounded by enemy forces, with little hope for rescue. Abandoned by their ally, the New Zealand army, Lee encourages the group to continue the guerilla raids, partly to avenge the death of his parents and partly out of boredom. Kevin appears to be having a breakdown. Ellie, Fi, and Homer follow Lee because they believe in their cause and feel that the group should stick together. When they stumble across the Wirrawee airfield, an enemy stronghold, the urge to destroy it is too great to resist, in spite of the tremendous risk. Explosions, death, and flames abound as the five teenagers succeed in their mission before moving on to other targets. As in previous series titles—Tomorrow, When the War Began (Houghton Mifflin, 1995/VOYA August 1995), The Dead of Night (1997/VOYA February 1998), A Killing Frost (1998/VOYA June 1998), and Darkness Be My Friend (1999/VOYA October 1999)—the story is told from Ellie's point of view. Although the attack situations might stretch credibility—these teens should be long dead—the story is gripping, the action is riveting, and the characters are intelligent. The hopes and fears of the group and their struggle to survive in a world of chaos add poignant elements to the novel. Readers of the previous novels will grab this installment eagerly. It is not necessary to have read previous titles to follow Burning, but many references will be missed. As in the other titles, Marsden includes a glossary of Australianterms. Glossary. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2000 (orig. 1998), Houghton Mifflin, 272p, $15. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Judy Sasges

SOURCE: VOYA, October 2000 (Vol. 23, No. 4)

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-"If only our country hadn't been invaded." Ellie and her friends are back in this fifth volume of Marsden's adventure series that started with Tomorrow, When the War Began (Houghton, 1995). Having orchestrated several harrowing guerrilla attacks on the enemy, the five teens find themselves inside the enemy-held Wirrawee Airfield, outnumbered by hundreds of trained and heavily armed soldiers. Their decision to inflict as much damage as possible sounds like a suicide mission, but these gutsy teens pull off a brutal attack and escape worthy of a Hollywood movie. The action is fast paced and heart stopping, and the characters are so believable that readers forget that the story is fiction. Although Marsden's description of warfare and death is explicit, it is necessary to make his story real. Ellie, the narrator, is thoughtful, resilient, brave, and yet totally human. The other characters are equally intriguing; teenagers will readily identify with their fears and emotions. Fans of this incredibly suspenseful and riveting series will not be disappointed. If your library owns volumes one through four, this is a must buy. If you haven't yet discovered Marsden's writing, it is well worth investigat-ing.-Susie Paige, Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The fifth and latest in Marsden's series about a group of Australian teenagers who find themselves in the middle of a war follows the adolescent guerrilla fighters as they try to survive in an Australia occupied by enemy forces, while inflicting some damage on the enemy along the way. The five kids (who in the first book, Tomorrow, When the War Began, had returned home from a camping trip to find their country occupied and their families gone) have now become fairly experienced soldiers. Although the five are in theory backed up by adult soldiers, the grownups have been out of touch for so long that the teenagers are virtually on their own. Deciding that they have to try and do something, even if there is not much chance of success and even if it means being discovered by the enemy soldiers, the group plans to infiltrate an enemy airfield and blow it up. Miraculously, the group succeeds, and, even more miraculously, they all come out of the experience alive. Between the day-to-day struggle for survival and the desire for revenge that they feel, the personality of each character emerges, displaying moments of bravery, as well as fear, despair, jealousy, and even pettiness. A fascinating portrayal of the dynamics that occur within a group whose members are dependent on each other, this is part survival, part adventure, and part war tale, with plenty of undercurrents of romance and hints of sexual tension thrown into the mix. It is exciting, dramatic, and laced with violence, while also capturing the drudgery and boredom that is part of the group's daily life. The contrast between the difficult lives they now lead and their former comfortable and peaceful lives as normal Australianteenagersis especially poignant. Something for everyone. (Fiction. 12-16) McCully, Emily Arnold MIRETTE & BELLINI CROSS NIAGARA FALLS Illus. by the author Putnam (32 pp.) Oct. 2000
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547528496
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/25/2000
  • Series: Tomorrow Series , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 109,950
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 188 KB

Meet the Author

John Marsden’s highly praised series concludes in this thrilling installment that will bring readers to the edge of their seats and keep them there until the last page is turned. John Marsden is one of Australia’s best-known writers for young adults. His work has received critical acclaim and has earned a cultlike following worldwide. The popular Tomorrow series has been translated into seven languages and has sold over one million copies in Australia alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    A Must-Read For Action-Lovers

    Burning for Revenge is a wonderful book portraying realizations of the army life and the enemy. I was sucked into this book from the beginning and never put it down till I was finished!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2007

    Burning for revenge is a great action packed thriller

    Burning for revenge is a great action packed thriller. Burning for revenge is the fifth book in the tomorrow series. The tomorrow series is about 8 teenagers who go camping in the Australian bush. While they are gone their entire country is taken over. They return home to find their homes ransacked and the entire countryside on fire. They have to use wit and cunning to get out of many dangerous situations. In burning for revenge the New Zealand army has enlisted the help of the teenagers to try to destroy the Wirrawee airport but it is too much for one of the teenagers who then has a mental breakdown. The war has a devastating impact on all the teenagers. They have to see their own country burned. Their own parents turned into slaves. Their own houses inhabited by the enemy. The author of this book gave me a new perspective of life and just what it means to have freedom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2002

    Wow! What a great book!

    I loved this book! The title goes along with the book, and the suspense is exhilarating! Anyone how has followed the Tomorrow series (Tomorrow, When the War Began, The Dead of Night, A Killing Frost, and Darkness Be My Friend) is bound to enjoy this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone 13 and older, or a mature audience. The story is about teenagers, so I'm not sure if adults will relate as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2001

    One of the best!

    This book was the most enthralling of the entire 'Tomorrow, When the War Began' series. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book, just waiting to find out what new dangers Ellie and her friends would encounter next! I am anxiously awaiting the release of the next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2001

    I Really Enjoyed This One!!!

    I've really liked the whole 'Tomorrow, when the war began series. this 5th book it in continues the fight agianst the war and their difference. i recommend this to anybody who's loved the previous 4!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2000

    A Must Read

    Its just as fufilling and full of adventure as John Marsden's previous books in the series since 'Tomorrow When the War Began.' I highly reccomend this book to anyone!

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