Author: Gillian Cross
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Armageddon Monday was the day that five banks crashed simultaneously, changed everything. Now there’s no food in the supermarkets, Matt's Mum is growing or bartering what they need to stay alive, and armed gangs are hunting down hoarders. After their house is raided twice, Mum decides enough is enough: her friend Bob can smuggle them to France, where life may be better. But the plan goes wrong when Matt, his younger brother Taco and stepdad Justin are forced to leave Mum behind, and leave their home with nothing but their clothes - and Matt's bike. In France, they find themselves living in a refugee camp, with no home, no money and no Mum.
Determined and resourceful, Matt uses his bike-fixing skills to earn money and help his brother when he falls ill, making new friends and shedding unreliable ones. There is danger on all sides in this vivid, fast-moving and compellingly believable post-crash novel.
Gillian Cross has been writing children's books for over twenty years. Before that she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and she had various jobs including working in a bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament.
She is married with four children, and lives in Dorset. Her hobbies include orienteering and playing the piano. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf and the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children's Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase.
What you thought...
This book is good
Olivia, Narmy lane, 23 March 2017
Very exciting and includes cliffhangers!
grasshead, 25 November 2016
We have just started reading this at school, the teacher reads it and I shouldn't skip ahead but I do because I love it and really want to see what will happen! When the books were handed out I thought it was going to be really boring but it's not! I like Taco best.
Jenna, Lindley Junior School, 08 September 2016
We are reading this at school and it is awesome! I really find it moving and can't stop reading it
Eliza, Clapton girl's academy, 15 November 2015
I loved this book it's one of my all time favourites! My favourite characters are Matt and Paige.
Hanna, Stratford Girls Grammar, 28 October 2014
It was a book i really enjoyed, good action.
pilotbz, tpps, 10 May 2014
I was really into the book after the first couple of pages and I really wanted to know what would happen next. Where would they end up? Would they survive? Would the raiders come back? The intensity and mystery was kept up through most of the book apart from the end which I thought was a major disappointment. I would definitely rate this book higher if it tied everything up clearly. If you like a book which leaves you thinking, After Tomorrow is definitely for you!
George, Elthorne Park High School, 27 March 2014
This is such an amazing book you have to read it. when you read this book you will fall in love with books just read its really .... breathe-taking OMG
Donel, Addey and Stanhope, 28 February 2014
This is a great book, I loved it. The story moved at a brisk pace and always had me on the edge of my seat. It was very descriptive of the characters and it gave you a very good insight on how hard it is when survival is your only option. I've read previous reviews on this book and it made me want to read it. if anybody loves a very fast moving, action story then this is the book for you.
scott, dalriada school, 24 February 2014
Like real life - it has no true ending
Vicky, Rugby, Warwickshire, 22 January 2014
This book is very good . The book is about a family who go through rough times. There father gets shot in a armed robbery. Then they get robbed of all there foods because people think there hoarders.
Abass, St thomas the apostle college (southwark, 21 January 2014
super boring no action at all
Mark, bonus pastor, 21 January 2014
the book is really good and it has given me a wide range of vocabulary to use in my writing. I find it quite funny that his brother is called "Taco" though.
Katie, Ilford Ursuline Academy, 11 January 2014
After tomorrow is a GREAT book about a boy who travels to France with his younger brother and stepdad after being burgled but the story has lots of twists and turns. I think after tomorrow is one of the best books that I have ever read.
Jack, carmel, 09 January 2014
This book is an AMAZING, Nail biting story. It is about citizens struggling to get a hold of food for their family, this is set in London. There is a family which has been through rough times .Their father has been shot by a gang of boys who have been looking for hoarders ( People storing food in cupboards). And also the families house has been raided by other families trying to feed the their children. To find out more I recommend that you read this book. ;)
Shermaiya, Addey and Stanhope school, 01 January 2014
loved the book, very interesting. lots of tension
Aiven, st thomas the apostle college, 30 December 2013
After Tomorrow is a thrilling and exciting novel about two young brothers who face difficult challenges when they wake up to find everything has changed. Set in a sinister, cold place Gillian Cross really grasps your attention and this is a awesome book to get stuck into you won't regret reading it. I recommend to anyone who loves a good adventure and a fast pace story!!!!
Rav, 17 December 2013
After Tomorrow by Adam Anthony This book astonished, me I have only read a handful of proper books in my life time but this is by far the best. After Tomorrow has a crisp intro.The opening is quite dramatic because they are trying to save as much food and resources as they can because the banks have just crashed and everybody is in shear panic because robbers are roaming the streets in search of food. These events follow on from each other like a river to the sea, it is so well passed from...
Adam, Carrickfergus Grammar School, 17 December 2013
Plot The story is about a family living off the land in a struggle with survival. They had a home in England but had to leave because they were getting robbed by raiders wanting food. After having to be split up trying to get on the bus to go to France. When they got to France they had to survive with very little help. The unusual thing I found about the book is that no one was willing to help them when they got to France. Characters The characters were Matt, Taco, Ali, Justin, Bob, Paige ...
Callum, Carrickfergus Grammar School, 17 December 2013
What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and everything changed? After Tomorrow is an action novel, set in Dystopian England. In this story the characters are Matt, his younger brother Taco, their mum and step-dad Justin. I think my favourite character is Taco because he always seems very curious like me. In this terrible age money is worthless, their friends are gone, food is rare to come across for most families and armed robbers roam the streets, stealing other people's possessions and...
Olivia, Carricfergus Grammar school, 17 December 2013
one word: AMAZING
CHARLE, Robert Mays School, 03 December 2013
After tomorrow is a nail biting book. You just want to read on. Its sooooo exsiting. There is no part in the book when you get board. Its a great read from start to finish. This is a amazing book to get stuck into; every one who reads this book will love it. I would recomend this book to anyone and I think every one who reads this review should have a go at reading this book.
Simon, Aysgarth prep boarding school for boys, 02 December 2013
after tomorrow is a very exciting
Theo, Aysgarth school, 02 December 2013
very good love the adjectives and would recommend it to people who love adventures.
Reece, Culcheth high school, 25 November 2013
loved the book very pleasing and recommend to people who like adventures.
Reece, Culcheth High School, 25 November 2013
Its a very good book because its exciting and you dont know whats coming next
brandon, the ferres, 25 November 2013
It is about this boy called matthew and his brother taco.there has been lots of gangs robbing food matts grandad and him.
matt, the ferrers, 25 November 2013
I am really looking forward to reading this book!
Abdullah, Stratford school academy, 28 October 2013
A brilliant book with fantastic characters, a fast-pace story. It seemed realistic and addicting, I finished it the first time, just couldn't put it down. The description was great enough to create a vivid image in my mind. I highly recommend this book for all ages.
Alice, Castleford Academy, 17 October 2013
The first day I read this book I could not put it down. I always wanted to read on after every chapter. In one whole day I read 8 chapters without putting it down. So if you like adventurous nerve racking can't stop reading book then After Tommorow is the book for you
Sam, Mount Grace Academy Trust, 13 October 2013
Isaac, gordano, 01 October 2013
This book is very intersting to read because you can't put it down.
Chloe Louise, The Education Village, 25 September 2013
This was a very funny book but sad at the same time. I would recommend you to read this book as it is suitable for all and very welcoming to west hatch!
Paige, West hatch, 17 September 2013
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just another dystopian novel; this is an extremely plausible story set in a world where the banks have collapsed and money is worthless. With a strong plot and believable characters, this is a real page-turner.
Barbara, The Emmbrook School, 01 May 2013