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In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.


Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are ...

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In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.


Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

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 and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist (starred review)
“A tour de force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless.”
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this novel.”
"A tour de force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless."
“Extraordinarily skillful pacing, which leaves the reader constantly on the verge of a new discovery.”
Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
One day everyone exists and life is boring. The next day all the adults and teenagers over the age fourteen disappear. At first the freedom brings chaos and pleasure for most—until the hierarchy establishes itself and the bullies start to make their move. Now everyone must decide which side to align themselves with, which side will provide the most protection and end up being the winning one, good or evil. Of course our hero Sam does not want to be on either side, but his previous heroic deeds have the good side looking towards him to provide leadership and help them organize against the evil. Do not expect anything to be as it seems for the reality turns quickly into fantasy as the premise of this book takes all of us out of the real world and into one created by author Michael Grant. I feel that the characters are developed well, but there are too many to keep separate, even though the plot is your basic good against evil. I also found my mind drifting as the story seemed to drag on with no solution in sight, until all of a sudden our hero takes a stand and the problem is solved, which felt melodramatic. The story could have been condensed, which would probably have increased its appeal to a wider audience. Sometimes more should be less. The rapid twists and turns and extreme page lengths make the book more appropriate for the truly avid science fiction reader. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
AGERANGE: Ages 11 to 15.

It is all over in the blink of an eye. One moment there are adults, and the next everyone over fourteen is gone. Where did they go? Are they coming back? In a short time, the kids realize that they are on their own, and the situation devolves into chaos and fear. Things get worse when the juvenile delinquents from Coates Academy, led by the charismatic Caine, take over Perdido Beach. In addition to charm, Caine also has the power to move things with his mind-big things-but he is not the only one with "powers." Sam, a townie and Caine's biggest rival, can burn things with light that shoots from his hands. As they adjust to this new world, the freaks (kids with powers) and the normals begin to choose sides. A battle between good and evil looms, but the end of this book is not the end of the story. If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this novel. It is difficult to say what element of the book is the most unnerving. Is it the original, unexplainable event that is continuing to cause animal and human mutation? Or is it that a few, inexperienced teens are forced into creating a new world order out of anarchy? Complex issues, from peer pressure to the science of nuclear power, are addressed with the teen audience in mind. The author is an old hand at creating long-running series books. This reader is excited to see where he will take her with this new series. Reviewer: Stacey Hayman
April 2008 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

Jennifer Lee
When everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly vanishes, San Perdido Beach, California is never the same. Not only are all of the adults gone, but there are no working telephones, no Internet access, no cable, and only children left behind to deal with the aftermath. Fires begin from appliances left on when the adults vanished. There are no firemen to put out the fires. Cars smash into buildings and each other, after being relieved of their drivers, but there are no emergency workers or doctors to help care for the children who are injured. What caused this all to happen? Kids must care for younger children as well as themselves. And those kids all look to Sam Temple, nicknamed "School Bus Sam" for his heroics in saving the kids in a neardisaster on a school bus a couple of years before. Will Sam be able to bring order where there is chaos and confusion? Will the adults return? And what is the FAYZ? A definite page-turner that will keep readers hooked from the very first paragraph on. Reviewer: Jennifer Lee
KLIATT - Cara Chancellor
At 10:17 a.m., Sam Temple was learning about the Civil War, Astrid Ellison was taking notes in her ninth-grade class, and Lana Lazar was driving home with her grandfather. At 10:18 a.m., Sam's lecture went silent, Astrid's entire class vanished, and Lana's truck drove off the road. All grownups—everyone 14 and over—had disappeared. The children of Perdido Beach soon discover they are imprisoned in a 20-mile-radius "fallout zone" with the students of the nearby Coates Academy, a private school for the black sheep of wealthy families. As the days go by, it becomes unclear which they have to fear more: the mystical Coates hierarchy or their own birthdays…when those turning 14 "poof" just like everyone else. Gone is decidedly an above average read, but one that ends with nearly as many questions as it begins. Part Kid Nation and part Left Behind, with just a dash of Cain and Abel, the story is most impressive for its extraordinarily skillful pacing, which leaves the reader constantly on the verge of another discovery (none of which disappoint). There is some occasional heavy gore and violence, but neither is gratuitous, nor will they spoil this remarkable book for the vast audience to which it will appeal. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up

"One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone." Just vanished-along with everyone else over the age of 13 in a 20-mile radius around Perdido Beach, CA. The children left behind find themselves battling hunger, fear, and one another in a novel strongly reminiscent of William Golding's Lord of the Flies . Things go from bad to worse when some of the children begin exhibiting strange powers, animals show signs of freakish mutations, and people disappear as soon as they turn 14. Though an excellent premise for a novel, Gone suffers from a couple of problems. First, it is just too long. After opening with a bang, the initial 200 or so pages limp along before the action begins to really pick up. Secondly, based on the themes of violence, death, and implied sexual intimidation, this is clearly written for an older teen audience who may not appreciate the fact that no one in the book is older than 13. In spite of its faults, Gone is a gripping and gritty read with enough creepy gruesomeness to satisfy readers who have a taste for the macabre. Give this one to the readers who aren't quite ready for Stephen King or Dean Koontz.-Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK

Kirkus Reviews
Teens survive in a shifted world. Everyone in Perdido Beach over the age of 13 vanished one morning, leaving Sam and his friends to rebuild their community. Facing pressure from brutal prep-school interlopers, Sam hastens to uncover the mystery of the disappearances and gain control over his new powers-not-quite-laser beams that shoot from his hands and burn his enemies-all before his rapidly approaching 14th birthday. Seeking to blend David Lubar's Hidden Talents (1999) with Lord of the Flies, Grant's amalgamation of supernatural gifts and adult-free society instead leaves readers confused and unsatisfied. Weak characters and tepid action scenes create a sense of ennui that receives no respite from the convoluted plot and half-formed explanations. Sophisticated horror fans will recognize the mutated creatures and indescribable underground evil as a pale nod to Stephen King's Desperation (1996). Grant attempts to deal with too much, from autism to bulimia to divided families, and the thin writing is unable to sustain the weight of those issues. (Fantasy. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061448782
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Gone Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,480
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Grant

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series and the Magnificent Twelve series, 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. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.

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Chapter One

299 hours, 54 minutes

One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone.



No "poof." No flash of light. No explosion.

Sam Temple was sitting in third-period history class staring blankly at the blackboard, but far away in his head. In his head he was down at the beach, he and Quinn. Down at the beach with their boards, yelling, bracing for that first plunge into cold Pacific water.

For a moment he thought he had imagined it, the teacher disappearing. For a moment he thought he'd slipped into a daydream.

Sam turned to Mary Terrafino, who sat just to his left. "You saw that, right?"

Mary was staring hard at the place where the teacher had been.

"Um, where's Mr. Trentlake?" It was Quinn Gaither, Sam's best, maybe only, friend. Quinn sat right behind Sam. The two of them favored window seats because sometimes if you caught just the right angle, you could actually see a tiny sliver of sparkling water between the school buildings and the homes beyond.

"He must have left," Mary said, not sounding like she believed it.

Edilio, a new kid Sam found potentially interesting, said, "No, man. Poof." He did a thing with his fingers that was a pretty good illustration of the concept.

Kids were staring at one another, craning their necks this way and that, giggling nervously. No one was scared. No one was crying. The whole thing seemed kind of funny.

"Mr. Trentlake poofed?" said Quinn, with a suppressed giggle in his voice.

"Hey," someone said, "where's Josh?"

Heads turned to look.

"Was he here today?"

"Yes, he was here. He was right here next to me." Sam recognized the voice. Bette. Bouncing Bette.

"He just, you know, disappeared," Bette said. "Just like Mr. Trentlake."

The door to the hallway opened. Every eye locked on it. Mr. Trentlake was going to step in, maybe with Josh, and explain how he had pulled off this magic trick, and then get back to talking in his excited, strained voice about the Civil War nobody cared about.

But it wasn't Mr. Trentlake. It was Astrid Ellison, known as Astrid the Genius, because she was . . . well, she was a genius. Astrid was in all the AP classes the school had. In some subjects she was taking online courses from the university.

Astrid had shoulder-length blond hair, and liked to wear starched white short-sleeved blouses that never failed to catch Sam's eye. Astrid was out of his league, Sam knew that. But there was no law against thinking about her.

"Where's your teacher?" Astrid asked.

There was a collective shrug. "He poofed," Quinn said, like maybe it was funny.

"Isn't he out in the hallway?" Mary asked.

Astrid shook her head. "Something weird is happening. My math study group . . . there were just three of us, plus the teacher. They all just disappeared."

"What?" Sam said.

Astrid looked right at him. He couldn't look away like he normally would, because her gaze wasn't challenging, skeptical like it usually was: it was scared. Her normally sharp, discerning blue eyes were wide, with way too much white showing. "They're gone. They all just . . . disappeared."

"What about your teacher?" Edilio said.

"She's gone, too," Astrid said.


"Poof," Quinn said, not giggling so much now, starting to think maybe it wasn't a joke after all.

Sam noticed a sound. More than one, really. Distant car alarms, coming from town. He stood up, feeling self-conscious, like it wasn't really his place to do so, and walked on stiff legs to the door. Astrid moved away so he could step past her. He could smell her shampoo as he went by.

Sam looked left, down toward room 211, the room where Astrid's math wonks met. The next door down, 213, a kid stuck out his head. He had a half-scared, half-giddy expression, like someone buckling into a roller coaster.

The other direction, down at 207, kids were laughing too loud. Freaky loud. Fifth graders. Across the hall, room 208, three sixth graders suddenly burst out into the hallway and stopped dead. They stared at Sam, like he might yell at them.

Perdido Beach School was a small-town school, with everyone from kindergarten to ninth grade all in one building, elementary and middle school together. High school was an hour's drive away in San Luis.

Sam walked toward Astrid's classroom. She and Quinn were right behind him.

The classroom was empty. Desk chairs, the teacher's chair, all empty. Math books lay open on three of the desks. Notebooks, too. The computers, a row of six aged Macs, all showed flickering blank screens.

On the chalkboard you could quite clearly see "Polyn."

"She was writing the word 'polynomial,'" Astrid said in a church-voice whisper.

"Yeah, I was going to guess that," Sam said dryly.

"I had a polynomial once," Quinn said. "My doctor removed it."

Astrid ignored the weak attempt at humor. "She disappeared in the middle of writing the 'o.' I was looking right at her."

Sam made a slight motion, pointing. A piece of chalk lay on the floor, right where it would have fallen if someone were writing the word "polynomial"—whatever that meant—and had disappeared before rounding off the "o."

"This is not normal," Quinn said. Quinn was taller than Sam, stronger than Sam, at least as good a surfer. But Quinn, with his half-crazy half-smile and tendency to dress in what could only be called a costume—today it was baggy shorts, Army-surplus desert boots, a pink golf shirt, and a gray fedora he'd found in his grandfather's attic—put out a weird-guy vibe that alienated some and scared others. Quinn was his own clique, which was maybe why he and Sam clicked.

Sam Temple kept a lower profile. He stuck to jeans and understated T-shirts, nothing that drew attention to himself. He had spent most of his life in Perdido Beach, attending this school, and everybody knew who he was, but few people were quite sure what he was. He was a surfer who didn't hang out with surfers. He was bright, but not a brain. He was good-looking, but not so that girls thought of him as a hottie.

Gone. Copyright © by Michael Grant. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    If you ever wanted a book to replace your current favoite, this is it. I was given this book by accident and it was the greatest accident of my life. Imagine if every single person over the age of fourteen just disappeared. That's what happnes in the smal coastal town of Pedro Beach. And Sam Temple somehow is running it all. But he doesn't realize that people (besides him) have powers, super speed, telekinessis, teleportation, and super strength, just to name a few. And when an evil kid named Caine comes into the town (which is covered in a giant dome) Sam has to dicide whether to buy into Caine's to good to be true story,or keep guard and protect the kids of Pedro Beach. This book has too many good elements to even type, so all I can say is read GONE!!!

    90 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

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    Great read that kept me up at night. Would make a great movie

    57 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2008

    GONE: The Pros and Cons of a Good Read

    PROS!!!! (1)Typically, I try to avoid books that have multiple characters¿ perspectives, but Michael Grant interweaved the stories of the characters in an easy to follow fashion. (2)I was also impressed by Grant¿s ability to perfectly imitate the mind of a teen: usually, author¿s make their teen characters come to conclusions that an average teen wouldn¿t have thought to keep the story line going but Grant¿s characters¿ realistic choices made this book believable. (3)Branching off of my previous statement, in this book the mutations and super powers were left unexplained which adds to realness of the story. (4)Another significant aspect of the book was its detail in comparison with its length. As you probably are aware of, this book is 558 pages. Most books that I have read that are that long usually cover months, some years, but Gone only covers a span of 12 days. The detail spent on each day creates such a vivid picture that I can completely picture Perdido beach as if been there several times before. (5)The most powerful and mighty of all characters in this book is a severely autistic four year old. Not only is it an unusually and unexpected twist to the plot line, it provides several challenges: the challenge of teaching him how to use his power, figuring out how to make him aware of his environment, and allowing him to save the world without putting him at danger. CONS!!!!! (1) I didn¿t like how the wolves were able to speak. I understand that the idea isn¿t any more far fetched then the teen¿s having superpowers but its just hard to accept and is the only thing keeping me from fully accepting the possibility of this actually occurring. (2) The book would have been a better read if it had at least one segment in Little Pete¿s perspective. It would have provided an interesting viewpoint and a better understanding. (3) I thought that overcoming the blink was a little bit to easy and if was really just a matter of saying no to a temptation, a couple of adults would have been able to survive. Overall: The book was an exciting and quick read and I¿m looking forward to its sequel.

    51 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2010

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    "Gone" is a book that will have you running back to the book store just to get the second book! This book can teach you things when you least except it, it teaches you loyalty, friendship and maybe just how to survive without any adults in the world. One of the many things in this book that I liked was how the characters just seemed to have the right kind of sarcasm that could lighten the mood whenever danger was near.

    Sam- is a fourteen-year-old boy that everyone looks up to but never really notices. He has charm and a wit that can put his enemies to doubt. After everyone over fourteen disappears in his hometown and he risks his life to save a little girl from a burning fire everyone suddenly notices him. They realize that he could be the leader they need. Sam isn't good with being put on the spot and quickly puts away any desire to be the leader of the town.

    Astrid- is "The Brains" as people say. Astrid is smart and isn't afraid to speak her mind if she doesn't like the situation. She goes to the same school as Sam does, but they never really knew each other till the FAYZ, that's what people are calling the disappearance of everyone over the age of fourteen. Astrid is pretty and serious about most things.

    Quinn- is Sam's best friend and his right hand man on almost everything he does. Quinn is a surfer dude with no problems in his sight, that is until the FAYZ starts. Through-out the book you may learn that Quinn isn't as loyal as we all thought to his best friend.

    Edilio- is a friend from school that leads by Sam's side all the way, he is always up for anything. He is Mexican with a Spanish wit to everything he does.

    Caine- is a student from a privet prep school and with his fellow followers he plans to take over Sam's town. Telling everyone there that they should work together and that he would keep them safe, but really he wants nothing more then to take over everything.

    Drake-he works for Caine and is nothing more then a big bully that thinks too much of this strength and beats up anyone that dares to challenge him. He has his own plans to take over everyone.

    The FAYZ is not what they think; it can't be stopped by just anyone. It has a purpose and it won't stop till it has what it wants. Only the ones with power can stop it. Or can they?

    Gone is one of the best books I have ever read. It would definitely end up on my top five lists. This book is great for young adults. I would recommend anyone and everyone to read this great series. Look out for "Hunger" the second book to this great never ending story!

    40 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    This book captures your attention and keeps you there until your done, and quite a while after that. It makes you wonder what would happen if all of the adults just dissapeared. Would we have the sense to do what Sam did? Sam connects with the reader, and makes it hard to let the book out of your hands. This book is the kind that makes you pull the covers back over your head at midnight and read with a flashlight.

    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2008

    Tries to do too much

    I appreciate what the author was attempting to do. This is a book dealing with kids being forced to take responsibility. All the adults disappear one day and kids around the country find themselves struggling to survive. But it all feels so strained. The author tries to tackle way too many issues and the plot suffers for it. I think the book could have whittled down the number of characters covered and focused on a core three or four as they try to make their way in this brave new world. As is, the characters aren't given time to grow and isn't that what the book is all about?

    21 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2008


    Normally I'm more into the romance, vampire-type books, but man...this book was just unbelievable and SO intense. I want to know EXACTLY how everyone disappeared, and mainly where they go when they DO's driving me crazy! Can't wait for the sequel to this book. I'm so very excited.

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2009

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    An Awesome Book!

    I really loved this book! It makes you think a lot about the world now and what would happen if everyone older than 14 just disappears! I really liked the characters too. I liked how there were many different characters points of view going on too, you should see what was going on at the same time someplace else. I recommend this book to anyone! It's amazing! Definately can't wait for the sequal!

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

    I don't know about fellow readers, but a lot of times I judge a book by its cover. My instinct gets the better of me, and it's always right. I get a book I think is bad by the cover, I end up not liking it. I like the cover, I like the book. I've gone to Barnes & Noble so many times, it's impossible to keep count. Ever since this book hit the shelves, I avoided it. The book cover didn't catch my attention and 'Gone' seemed like a lame excuse for a title. HOWEVER, while on my nook, I saw the title and said "What the heck?" So I bought the book. Later on, I realized, "Oh goodness, it's that book!" Nevertheless, I was disappointed in never buying the book.
    I recommend this novel to any teens/YOUNG adults, really. The plot line is completely original and it is very well written. On the more sci-fi section, but it does incorporate romance, action, drama. It's a very good read, and it's not completely short.
    *SHORT SUMMARY/SPOILER?* The novel takes place in a small town. The kids starts developing odd powers. Towards the end of this first installment, the reader 'finds outs' that a small, four-year-old(?) Little Pete caused - what they call - the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone) The novel concludes with an epic battle between twins! (Actually, the protagonist and antagonist.)

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2009

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    Dark and mesteriuos

    Sam Temple is my dream guy!(hE'S THE BLONDE guy on the cover!) Perdido Beach has always been small but now the population is even smaller. Every one over the age of 14 has disspeared, poofed, vacated, taken a one way trip outta there. Now there is this wallthat seperates the kids from tge outside world. If there even is an outside world . . . Sam is the leader of the group in Perdido Beach, California, along with his friends Quinn and Edillio. And his girlfriend Astrid. sam has powers. He canmake green fire shot from his hands. Caine, the hot guy from Coates private school, has a plan to take over Perdido Beach. It doesn't go well. Many people discover they have powers and discover secrets that never meant to be unleashed from the dark. . . .

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2010

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    Best book EVER!!!!!!

    I have to be honest I hated reading when my friend told me to read this book. I looked at it and said ''it's a waste of time I would never finish it.'' But she kept buggin me to read it. So one day I was at Barns and Nobles and I went in a bought it. I fell in love with it on the first page. Since then I read about twent-one books.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Can't put down!

    If you loved Hunger Games or the Maze Runner series, this series is for you! It's suspenseful but thought-provoking.
    There are monsters and mutant powers and romance and dark descents into madness and glorious ascents of the soul as these kids fight against each other, for each other, and fight to do what's right in impossible circumstances. And the series just gets better as it goes! Highly recommend.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Must read

    If you read the Hunger Games then you will love this series too. It is awayst up beat and keeos you wondering what will happen next.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

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    Michael Grant's story "Gone" revolves around a young boy named Sam who is a good, but reluctant hero turned leader of the rag-tag group of survivors (some of whom have magical powers that are evolving). Sam, just days from his 15th birthday (where everyone appears to go "poof") has finally been given the opportunity to be with the girl of his dreams and be the hero he once was. There are other characters critical to the success of the novel. Astride (a genius and reluctant surrogate mother to her autistic and powerful brother, Little Pete); Edilio (Sam's friend, who unfortunately doesn't have powers but a lot of spunk); Caine (the dark and powerful twin of Sam, who wants Sam dead at all costs); Diana (the evil, but beautiful assistant to Caine); Drake (a young psychopath in the making); and Quinn (the confused and unreliable best friend of Sam).
    I liked how each chapter was counting down... "298 hours", "123 hours"... it made me wonder what was going to be at the end of the countdown. And even though this book is geared toward teens, this adult reviewer was definitely intrigued.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Worst book ever

    I was looking for another read like hunger games and divergent and this fell short. The first few chapters drew me in but then the story gets distorted and sick. Totally far fetched and creepy! Dont get this book if ur looking for a read like divergent

    7 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    One direction and gone

    Characters that look like 1d
    Edilio-zayn uhh i guess
    Quinn- liam
    (I did this out wat i think they look like i didnt do out of they act cuz harrys not violent and im pretty sure niall doesnt hav a whip hand hhaaha)

    6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

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    a seriously EPIC(all-caps deserved) read

    For those of you who have never read this book, you absolutely need to! GONE is about a pre-teen society called the FAYZ that is created when everyone over 15 disappears. Not only that, phone-lines shut off, internet access is down, and most strangely of all-and most importantly-there's an impenetrable barrier that surrounds the area. Crazy, unexplainable things happen inside the FAYZ-the kind that defy the laws of physics. The kind that would attract every sci-fi nut within a 20 mile radius.
    The author, Michael Grant, has woven one of the most complicated plots since Harry Potter. There is a host of complex and memorable characters, contributing their own stories in this bizarre world. So many elements are woven into the series, mutated animals, power-hungry teens, and the struggle to survive in what some call Stephen King's version of Lord of the Flies.
    GONE is not for the weak of heart. The first book is 500 pages and the storyline isn't even close to finished! Michael Grant has five more books coming your way-three of which are already out. But trust me, for those of you who pick up this book, you won't be sorry.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010


    This book was so bad. I read the whole book thinking it might get better, it never did. When I finished it I was so mad (and sleep deprived it was 6am) I ripped as much of the book in half as I could.
    I love to read! I love so many books, but I have never written a review of any book. But I knew I had to worn people about this horrible horrible book. I will be throwing the copy I bought (and then ripped) straight into the garbage.
    I am begging anyone thinking of reading this... DON'T DO IT. Please! Words can not express how much I hated this book!

    6 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 23, 2012



    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012


    I loved this book! I am a huge reader and this book topped all the rest! It kept me wondering what will happen next and on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book! I loved it. I loved the beginning a lot. Most books are boring in the beginning but this book is intriguing and makes me want to read more, which is what I love. Read the others also, they are amazing too!

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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