Author John Marsden of Tomorrow When The War Began shows the complexity of characters especially homer’s journey of maturity. The novel portrays Homer to have many conflicts causing him to change as a person and readers to view him at first immature then when having his life turned upside down by the war and falling in love with fi to grow and act more mature.
Finally, change affected the personalities of the teenagers. They had to grow-up very quickly so they could become dependable and emotionally strong for each other. For example, Homer stepped up to be the group’s leader. As Ellie described, “Homer, who wasn’t even trusted to handout the books in class…QUOTE WHAT HOMER HAD TURNED INTO. GIVE AN EXAMPLE FROM THE BOOK OF HIM SHOWING.