The book that began the series that became the legend … NOW A MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES "The best series for Australian teens of all time." The Age "Compulsively readable" New York Times "Australia's king of young adult fiction" The Australian Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. They're shocked, they're frightened, they're alone. Their world has changed, with the speed of a slamming door. They've got no weapons – except courage. They've got no help – except themselves. They've got nothing – except friendship. How strong can you be, when the world is full of people trying to kill you? Fans of Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and John Flanagan will love John Marsden.