mine: tomorrow series

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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.

—  The Other Side of Dawn, by John Marsden
TWTWB Challenge (short version)

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!