When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight high school teenagers band together to fight.
Seventeen-year-old Ellie Linton wants one final adventure with her friends before the school holidays are over. Packed in Ellie s parents Land-Rover they drive to the famously isolated paradise in the hills, dubbed Hell by the locals.
Returning to their home town of Wirrawee, the seven teenagers realize that something is seriously wrong. Power to the houses has been cut, pets and livestock have been left dead or dying, and most alarmingly of all, everyone s family has vanished.
When the hostile armed forces discover that the teenagers are lying low in the vicinity, Ellie and her friends must band together to escape, outwit and strike back against the mysterious enemy that has seized control of their town and imprisoned their friends and loved ones... A story of love, bravery and terrific action that will grip teenagers and asks the question: would you sacrifice everything to save your country and your family'
About the Author
John Marsden is Australia\\'s bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer.