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. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving.... read more
This book is about a girl named ellie and her 6 friends who go camping. While they are camping a big festival is held at the showground which they are upset on missing. On one of the last days of their camp the city gets invaded by enemy soldiers oblivious to them. The story is about the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This book is about a girl named ellie and her 6 friends who go camping. While they are camping a big festival is held at the showground which they are upset on missing. On one of the last days of their camp the city gets invaded by enemy soldiers oblivious to them. The story is about the courage ellie and all her friends have during the first part of the war. They do as much as possible to damage enemy vehicles and offices. Their efforts include blowing up bridges and houses with important people in them. Also they kill soldiers to save their lives. They get hurt in the effort as lee gets shot in the leg but ends up fine and corrie who gets shot in the back and has to go to the hospital which is now run by enemies and remains in hospital. They have no parent super vision because they are all been held hostage.
“Humans do such terrible things to each other that sometimes my brain tells me they must be evil. But my heart still isn't convinced.”Ellie Linton
In this life of froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
No, Hell wasn't anything to do with places, Hell was all to do with people. Maybe Hell was people.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Even life and death weren't opposites in Nature: one was merely an extension of the other.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Loyalty, courage, goodness. I wonder if they're human inventions too, or if they just are.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
All I could think of to do was to trust to instinct. That was all I had really. Human laws, moral laws, religious laws, they seemed artificial and basic, almost childlike. I had a sense within me—often not much more than a striving—to find the right thing to do, and I had to have faith in that sense. Call it anything—instinct, conscience, imagination—but what it felt like was a constant testing of everything I did against some kind of boundaries within me; checking, checking, all the time.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
No place was Hell, no place could be Hell. It's the people calling it Hell, that's the only thing that made it so. People just sticking names on places, so that no one could see those places properly any more. Every time they looked at them or thought about them the first thing they saw was a huge big sign saying 'Housing Commission' or 'private school' or 'church' or 'mosque' or 'synagogue'. They stopped looking once they saw those signs.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
He carried Hell with him, as we all did, like a little load on our backs that we hardly noticed most of the time, or like a huge great hump of suffering that bent us over with its weight.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
So, that was Nature's way. The mosquito felt pain and panic but the dragonfly knew nothing of cruelty. He didn't have the imagination to put himself in the mosquito's place. He just enjoyed his meal. Humans would call it evil, the big dragonfly destroying the mosquito and ignoring the little insect's suffering. Yet humans hated mosquitos too, calling them vicious and bloodthirsty. All these words, words like evil' and 'vicious', they meant nothing to Nature. Yes, evil was a human invention.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
The Bible just said 'Thou shalt not kill', then told hundreds of stories of people killing each other and becoming heroes, like David with Goliath. That didn't help me much.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
We'd thought that we were among the first humans to invade this basin, but humans had invaded everything, everywhere. They didn't have to walk into a place to invade it.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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