The Night Is for Hunting by John Marsden

The Night Is for Hunting

Tomorrow #6

John Marsden

243 pages first pub 1998 (editions)

fiction dystopian young adult adventurous dark tense medium-paced


In the penultimate installment of the internationally bestselling Tomorrow series, Ellie and her friends look after a gang of orphans whose wild behavior reveals the true impact of war.Amidst a brutal war with no end in sight, Ellie and her four r...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,391 reviews


adventurous 100%
tense 73%
dark 63%
challenging 42%
sad 26%
emotional 21%
reflective 15%
inspiring 10%
funny 5%
mysterious 5%


medium 50%
fast 40%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 35% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 56% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 18%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 17%

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