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Tomorrow, When the War Began Chapter 18

By John Marsden

Chapter 18

  • Relaxing by the water, all the friends do something different: kiss, cuddle, read, smoke.
  • Ellie finds herself in the throes of passion with Lee.
  • Calling everyone to a meeting, Homer lays out some facts and options for their next step.
  • They all decide that doing something is better than doing nothing, although they are terrified of dying. For now, focusing on the highway seems like the best option.
  • Wanting to be alone, Ellie goes off to sit and think. She realizes that there is no such thing as "evil" and that the word is just a human invention.