Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gone by Michael Grant

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

Gone reminds me of a sci-fi suspense novel. Michael Grant jumps right into the story which I really liked and as the story went on he provided background information about the characters. I liked Sam’s strong modest character, he was a great leader even though he was only 14. I wasn’t a big fan of Quinn his best friend for reasons that I won‘t say because I don‘t want to ruin the book for anyone. The premise of this story was good and different from anything I’ve read in a while. I really liked this book and I can’t wait for the sequel, I’m sure its going to be just as good if not better. If you haven’t already read this book you should defiantly go get a copy soon.

2 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice review. I really want to read this...glad to hear it's a good one. It kind of reminds me of The Lord of the Flies, with it just being a bunch of kids and no adults.


-Lauren

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