Taronga chapter summary

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Chapter Sumamries Chapter 1: Australia after the last days is brutal, lawless world where only the most ruthless survive. Ben is a teenage boy who has the ability to communicate with animals using the call. He is also a prisoner of Greg, an older boy who forces Ben to use his talent to lure animals, which Greg then kills for food. Ben dreams of a different life and the peace of his childhood home on the southern beaches of Sydney. He escapes from Greg one rainy might, in search of this dream. Chapter 2: Despite Ben’s promise that he will never use the Call again after he has left Greg, he makes a call to warn away a horse and rider. The horse panics and slips, breaking its leg, and Ben is guiltily forced to kill it before fleeing from…show more content…
Ben devises his own plan to undermine Molly’s and arranges a meeting with Chas. Chapter 15: Ben and Ellie plan to free the animals and leave Taronga. Raja watches Ben with curiosity, sensing that he has changed. Ben is afraid for the fate of the animals but Ellie tells them they will have a better chance outside of the zoo than at the hands of Molly. The first of the animals are released. Chapter 16: Chas’s gang attacks as Ben and Ellie free the animals. Raja is confused when Ben calls him to leave the zoo. Ben wants to warn the other gang members but it is too late, Chas and Molly’s gangs are determined to fight to the death. Realising that he has been tricked, Chas tries to kill Ben, but Raja stops him. Molly shoots Chas before dying. Chapter 17: Ben and Ellie take refuge in an abandoned apartment block. When Ben has second thoughts about realising the zoo animals into the wild, Ellie reassures him that it was necessary for a new beginning. As they both make plans to leave the city and head for the bush, Raja makes a final appearance. Ben is convinced that Raja is going to kill him, but instead he pats him affectionately on the

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