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  • Book description: When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they’re leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. […]

    Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

    Book description: When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they’re leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. […]

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  • In this part, we'll look at a revised version published more recently, as well as the short story/novella "A Separate War" which tells the last portion of the book from the perspective of a different character.

    Nebula Project: Forever War, part 2

    In this part, we'll look at a revised version published more recently, as well as the short story/novella "A Separate War" which tells the last portion of the book from the perspective of a different character.

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  • The Plot It’s the summer holidays, Christmas is over, and Ellie and her friends are looking to have some fun before school starts again. A mixed group of boys and girls set out on a […]

    Tomorrow, When the War Began (John Marsden)

    The Plot It’s the summer holidays, Christmas is over, and Ellie and her friends are looking to have some fun before school starts again. A mixed group of boys and girls set out on a […]

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  • The Plot Catherine Hassi Barahal has been raised by her aunt and uncle after the accidental death of her parents when she was just a little girl. Now nearly twenty — considered the age of […]

    Doubletake: Cold Magic (Kate Elliott)

    The Plot Catherine Hassi Barahal has been raised by her aunt and uncle after the accidental death of her parents when she was just a little girl. Now nearly twenty — considered the age of […]

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  • From the back cover: Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, […]

    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

    From the back cover: Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, […]

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