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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: Gone by Michael Grant

Gone by Michael Grant

Released: July 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Gone (book 1)
Pages: 558
Genres: Supernatural, YA Fiction, Horror
But This At: Amazon

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...

Such an interesting story that drew me in and Michael Grant blew me away. I had first heard about this story from a few friends of mine who happened to snag them at the opening day at my local bookstore, when I was given the book after they finished I didn't want to give it back, I wanted it to be mine!

First you're sitting in class listening to the teacher talk and then the next minute: GONE. Poof, syonara, Arrivederci, not a hide nor hair of them left. And it's not just the teachers, it's everyone who happens to be considered an "adult". They've all disappeared. Not just that, all the children remaining are experiencing "weird" adaptations, and the worst parts... you can't leave town and food is going to become scarce.

It's wilderness living but in their own town. They're lost and can't be found. Gone is the first in a series of the survival and trying to understand the strange mutations beginning to react within the children and those who are trying not to "poof" away themselves once they reach a certain age. You will follow Gone with Sam, Agnes, Little Pete, Quinn, Lana, Edilio, Caine, and Dekka. All who are fighting to survive and figure out what has happened to their home and all who had dwelled within it.

Grant leaves his readers off with the biggest cliffhanger, having you stay tuned for the next book, Hunger, which i need to get my fingers on :)