Reading as an Act of Rememberance
We're never told who is invading Australia or why, but if it happens for real, I want Ellie and Homer and crew on my side. Barring that terrible movie, these stories were an important part of my childhood reading experience. They draw on that same ANZAC spirit that I've been taught about since primary school- mateship, resourcefulness, bravery. I look forward to the day when I no longer have a to-read pile that takes up more than four shelves, because I'll finally get to revisit books like these.
This one has a movie too, but it's a much better movie version. I can distinctly remember reading this one in a Starbucks in Japan.