Gone by Michael Grant

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I'm not going to tell the whole story because that would ruin it, but this book is so gripping once you start reading you can't stop. It's an edge of your seat action-thriller jam-packed with loads of excitement.
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The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King.

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult. 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. . . .

Michael Grant's Gone has been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.

 

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Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn’t tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. Michael is the author of the bestselling Gone series. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.
 
Published May 13, 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books. 581 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction
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Excellent
Reviewed by book worm22 on Dec 07 2012

I very much enjoyed Gone and would rec­om­mend it to anyone.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Irav on Apr 24 2012

I'm not going to tell the whole story because that would ruin it, but this book is so gripping once you start reading you can't stop. It's an edge of your seat action-thriller jam-packed with loads of excitement.

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Ben Fenton 12 Apr 2014

Takes Lord of the Flies' and prolongs it over 6 novels without it getting boring. Keeps everyone engaged by the meaning of power, cool superpowers, and characters who you wonder which is most simil...

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