“Fi was coming down to the creek to brush her perfect teeth. It was hard not to smile. I’d seen people struck by the lightning of love before, but I’d never thought it would happen to Homer. And the fact that it was Fi took my breath away.”
Life’s about a hell of a lot more than being happy. It’s about feeling the full range of stuff: happiness, sadness, anger, grief, love, hate. If you try to shut one of those off, you shut them all off. I don’t want to be happy. I know I won’t live happily ever after. I want more than that, something richer. I want to go right up close to the beauty and the ugliness. I want to see it all, know it all, understand it all. The richness and the poverty, the joy and the cruelty, the sweetness and the sadness.
…That’s the best way I can lead a life I can be proud to call my own.
1 Your favorite male character: Homer Yannos 2: Your favorite female character: Ellie Linton 3: Your favorite character overall: Ellie Linton 4: Your least favorite character overall: Major Harvey. From the team, maybe Chris or Kevin. 5: A character you hate that everyone loves: I don’t know who everyone else loves. I guess I like pretty much the same people everyone else does. And sometimes I felt like there was too much Gavin. 6: A character you love that everyone hates: See above. Although I didn’t really warm to the new people introducted in the Ellie Chronicles. 7: Your favorite raid/mission: Blowing up the bridge and Cobbler’s Bay. 8: A part that made you laugh: Some funny scenes with Homer 9: A part that made you cry: Corrie’s death, Robyn’s death, hearing about Lee’s parents’ death … 10: The character you are most like: Robyn, without being overly religious, and with a mix of Fi. 11: Your favorite quote: Too many! Especially some of the heroic speeches … 12: Corrie or Fi: Fi. Sadly, we didn’t get to know Corrie as much as we did Fi. 13: A character you wish hadn’t died: Robyn!! 14: A character you wish had died: I wouldn’t wish that on anyone expect Major Harvey and he did die. 15: Did you like the ending? Why? Why not? I did, because although it was a bit sad, it felt real. It wasn’t a big happy ending but not totally sad either, so it was a good mix. 16: Have you read the Ellie Chronicles? If yes, what did you think of it? If no, why not? I did, and while they were good, I just … I don’t know, Ellie losing her parents and … well … it did ruin it for a me a bit. And it was too much Gavin and too much new people and not as much Fi as I would have liked. However, moving on and having new people in your life was only realistic I guess. 17: A question you wish had been answered in the book: I think we’ve got all the answers we needed. 18: The worst death: I can’t say Robyn because while for me, I didn’t want her to die at all, it was still a great scene and an heroic death. So I’ll say Corrie because she was the first one they lost and she was in a coma and they couldn’t even really say goodbye … 19: Your favorite pairing: Ellie/Homer (yeah, I know, they’re not together … but I wish they were!), but Ellie/Lee and Homer/Fi were okay, too. 20: Your least favorite pairing: I liked them all. 21: Your favorite book of the seven: Tomorrow When The War Began 22: Your favorite secondary character: I liked the little girl, Casey. And some of the parents. 23: Your least favorite secondary character: don’t have a least favourite but although I didn’t mind Gavin I felt he should have been taken back to New Zealand like the other kids. 24: Your dream cast: Most people say there were too many Home And Away actors in the movie but since I don’t know that show I think the cast is okay. I recognized Phoebe Tonkin from H2O and loved her as Fi! 25: The best thing in the movie: That some of the scenes were straight of out the book! 26: Your favorite thing about the entire series: The whole idea, the fabulous writing of John Marsden, the plot, the characters … well, everything, really!