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Review: GONE by Michael Grant

Posted by on September 2, 2010
Gone (Gone, #1) 
GONE
Michael Grant
558 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 24th 2008
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: LOVED

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…

Now here’s a book you shouldn’t judge by its cover (its worth more than five stars)…

Imagine a world without adults, perfect isn’t it? All the candy you can eat, no rules, chores, or school – its life the way you want it, right? Wrong.

Fourteen year old Sam Temple is in class when his teacher disappears. Poofs. Gone. In the blink of an eye, all the other adults and older teens in Perdido Beach are… gone. No one knows what’s going on, because Perdido Beach, California, now known as the FAYZ, is surrounded by an impenetrable barrier. And communication inside the FAYZ has ceased, no phones, television, internet, or satellites.

Things are changing, animals are mutating, bullies are taking over, hunger roams, a mysterious and sinister creature lurks, and some of the kids have started to develop powers. Like Sam, who can shoot green-white light out of his palms. And others who have powers such as the power to temporarily cease gravity, or run faster than the speed of light, or even teleport from one place to another. It sounds cool, but some kids aren’t using their powers for good. Sides are being chosen, a fight will soon break out. And they’re all running out of time, because when they reach 15, they’ll disappear… and no one knows where to.

Only the first three books from this series have been released, and all of them are unbelievable! The cover may throw you off (I don’t know about you, but that’s what happened to me), but I’m pretty sure you’ll find Michael Grant’s Gone series “unputdownable”!

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