Since the movie was released, the Tomorrow When The War Began book has achieved a resurgence in popularity. Apparently libraries have waiting lists of readers waiting to borrow it, and the book has been flying off book shelves at local book stores. And why wouldn’t it; it has 170 positive reviews and a five star rating on Amazon.
People who went to see the movie before reading the book are now keen to read it, and those who had read it in Australia as part of their high school English curriculum are keen to read it again after seeing the movie.
I know from personal experience its one of those books that hooks you in once you start reading it, and it turned my daughter (who was never a keen reader) into a voracious reader, who couldn’t get enough of the Tomorrow series of books.
I had bought her the whole series of the Tomorrow When The War Began books last year as part of her Christmas present. Needless to say I got sucked into reading them as well. John Marsden is such a fantastic writer; he has honed his skill of writing to an exceptional level.
Even though these books are primarily written for a teenage audience, his expertise of telling a story and drawing you into the character’s world so you feel like you know the characters on a personal level makes this book appealing to readers of all ages, which is a credit to Marsden’s credible writing.
I was in my local Borders book store the other day and looked in the young adult section and saw that they have printed the Tomorrow When The War Began book with a new front cover now. Instead of the usual planes and Ferris wheel background, it is a picture of Ellie (Caitlin Stasey) from the movie on the cover.
If you wish to buy Tomorrow When The War Began online you can’t beat buying it through Amazon. They always seem to have books at cheaper prices than the retail chains.
Amazon also have the Tomorrow When The War Began book in the kindle editionformat and the audio bookformat. If you don’t have time to read and like being read to I think the audio format, which is unabridged, would be a great way to experience this wonderful story.