Darkness Be My Friend Book 4
About the book:
Darkness Be My Friend Book 4 book
Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Publish date: (October 1, 2006)
Pages: 272 eBook pages can be different
Genres: Social & Family Issues, Friendship, Literature & Fiction, Family
I didn’t want to go back.
That sounds pretty casual, doesn’t it? Like saying, ‘I don’t want to go to the movie’, ‘I think I’ll
give that party the flick’, ‘I don’t feel like it today’.
Just one of those comments you make.
But the truth is, I felt so sick at the thought of going back that my insides liquefied. I felt like my
guts would pour out of me until my stomach caved in. I could even picture it: my ribs touching my
But my insides didn’t pour out. After they told us what they wanted I’d go and sit on the dunny, but
nothing happened. Sitting there holding myself, wondering if I’d ever feel good again.
And it was because my life was at stake. My life. I thought there should be a long time to think about
that, a lot of careful thinking, a lot of discussion. Everyone giving their opinions, heaps of
counselling and stuff, then me going away and spending weeks weighing up the options.
But it wasn’t like that. They pretended there was a choice, but they were just, you know, doing it to
make me feel good. And OK, maybe the truth is there couldn’t be a choice, because the whole thing
was too important. But I didn’t want to know about that. I wanted to scream at them, ‘Listen to me, will
you! I don’t care about your big plans, I just want to hide under the bed and wait until the war’s over.
All right? That’s all I want. End of story.’