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Gone - Michael  Grant Book Info
ebook, 576 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published 2008)
original title Gone
ISBN 0061909645 (ISBN13: 9780061909641)
edition language English
series Gone #1
characters Sam Temple, Astrid Ellison, Caine Soren, Diana Ladris, Drake Merwin
places Perdido Beach, California, California
other editions (490
Source:Kindle version borrowed from Public Library

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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...

My Thoughts

Imagine one day that anyone over 14 is gone, imagine that there are no rules for the children who are left, imagine that the technology we use and depend on daily is gone as well, now imagine what it would be like to survive in this new world where might makes right and no one is safe there anymore.

I thought that all of the day to day developments were about on a par with what would actually happen, the sci-fi elements added to the tension as to how totally unstable certain inhabitants of Perdido Beach actually are and the powers some of the children develop actually add a different element as well that keeps one on ones toes as you read.

This book was very long but it read like one of many fewer pages as you truly feel like you are there right along with Sam, Edilio, Quinn, Astrid, Little Pete, Albert, Mary, John and the rest of this diverse group as they try to survive their new reality.

All the way to the final aborted showdown I was hooked, looking forward to continuing the series when rest of books become available to borrow from library.

[Kindle version borrowed from Public Library]