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Gone

by Michael Grant

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 20, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Gone is rated 4.6522 out of 5 by 46.

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.

Gone.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.33 in

Published: April 20, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061448788

ISBN - 13: 9780061448782

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow if you are looking for a series that won't disappoint you and keep you hooked then you have picked the right book. i just finished this book and it's amazing. i almost want to drag out reading the next book because i don't want the series to end. just perfect. and i know im gonna get murdered for saying this but i actually really liked diana.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing Gone is very well plotted book with amazing twists and turns along the way. The author has done a great job introducing the big plot right from the get go. I feel by doing this the author has done a great job because often readers lose interest during the first few chapters and in this book he won't be slow plot development. If you are a fan of survival, action, and adventure book this is a book for you. I feel like Gone is a unique book and it really shows how hard it would be without adults. The author does an amazing job describing the characters and making the author to make a connection. I would defiantly read the next book in the series and would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read this book. My only dislike with the book is that at some points the book just seemed a bit slow and lacked interest. If the book was always fast paced and and kept me on the edge of my seat at all times I would defiantly give this book 5/5 but my final rating is 4/5.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense and amazing! This marvelously plotted and skillful pacing story will you leave you at the edge of your seat. Michael Grant's story has great character development and you don’t see that often! Gone is like a combination of X-Men and Lord of the Flies with a dash of The Hunger Games. I like how Gone is unique and has its own kind of style; it's a-one-of-a-kind book. I recommend this book to people who love dystopian, fantasy, and supernatural themes. Also, I like how everything in the story is somehow connected; all my questions about the book were answered whilst reading Gone. Another thing I like about this book is that it doesn't leave you bored! You just want to read more because the book itself is so interesting. I am definitely reading the rest of the series. I do not have any dislikes about the book. It's worth your time and you should also read the rest of the books in the series! Gone is the start of one of the best series you'll probably read. I rate this book 5/5!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea I loved the idea for Gone I thought it was brilliant. To take everyone's parents out of the picture and create a world where everyone under 15 had to find a way to survive on their own.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intense and Thrilling; Keeps You On The Edge Of Your Seat! At first I didn't expect Gone to be really great. I thought it would be another boring, dystopian novel, and I didn't have high expectations for it because it centres on younger teenagers. But,boy, was I wrong. Gone is a really fantastic book, filled with action, mystery, suspense, and a hint of romance. The characters are great and the concept and events that occur are sometimes astounding. Each character has their own distinct personality, and it's great that Grant can write in so many POV. Although I enjoy the writing, I have to say that it didn't impress me too much. Writing wise, this book doesn't stand out for me. But the character and just the plot is what makes me give this book 5 stars. Every event is captivating, every scene is a thrill. You hardly never know whats going to happen and you can mostly understand what is going on. A few times I was going 'No! Dont do that!' Because you know its the wrong thing to do and you cant help but feel for the characters. The storyline is original and really, really amazing. Each chapter states a time, like '222 hours and 15 minutes' and it keeps counting down each chapter. Eventually, I think you'll figure out what it is that is going to be the big ending. Overall, Gone is a really awesome book! I think it's great for teens, probably not a book for adults, and has unique characters and a amazing plot. The ending is also great and answers most of your questions, but leaves you wondering whats in store for the characters in the next book, Hunger. But, honestly, Gone is really awesome!
Date published: 2013-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I started to read this book expecting so much more. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. I felt like the author was trying to tell the story form so many different people's point of view it got confusing. Not a book I would read the sequel to. A book people may want to skip.
Date published: 2013-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good And Different Lots of my friends and people i knew were telling me I should read this book. WHen I first picked it up, I was like 'I'm not really sure if I'll like this. It's not really something i would read. It doesn't really sound that good..." But the inside cover throws you off a little. The book itself is actually better then it sounds. It's a little slow in the start, but once it get's going it's good. I loved the characters and how they were described and how much better it made the book. Even if they were a little hard to keep track of who was who and who did what. The plot was different and it really was a whole new idea. I liked the events and the overall plot. I'm not really sure If I want to read the rest of the series though. We'll have to see. :)
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Perfect X-Men lovers? Love superheroes? Then you should read this book/series. One of the best book I've ever read! This book is exactly the type of books I enjoy. It gets to the point right away. The first sentence just got me hooked on to this books and nothing could of prevented me from stopping. The madness of different character's point of view would be a pain to write. But somehow Grant was able to connect all those characters' action in to s complete thought. The flow of this book created a lot of ease and calmness but it did not fall short of suspense or tension. This book gives reader a whole new world to consider. A world without authority and adults. It sure is a magical yet wild world to travel to. I would read this over and over and over again!!
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Read A great book about heartbreak, survival, and power, "Gone" will entice any reader, This book teaches you some of the most important life lessons, with a twist. Just imagine, all of the adults disappeared with no good explanation as to why this happened. Chaos behind every corner, in every shadow. No one is ever safe in an ever changing world.
Date published: 2012-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just plain awesome! One day, in the blink of an eye, everyone under fifteen just disappears. Not just that, but super human abilities, mutating animals and a barrier that blocks the world outside of their town is thrown in the mix. They kids who relied on their parents now have to rely on themselves. That have to create their own community and take responsibility for cooking, take care of babies and the younger children, and each other's safety. I really did think this was one of the most unique books I have read, something I have never heard of myself before. I love that it is a young adult book with a sci-fi aspect to it. There was so much suspense, action and mystery, it hardly stopped. There was always something going on and you didn't know what was going to happen next. There is a lot of characters in this book. All of which have a purpose so it is easy to put a personality on the name, despite how many characters there are. Not saying you will remember every single one that took a part in the story, but most of them. The writing seemed a little lazy at some points. I wish I could find an example, but sentences had words like "the" missing from it then would make the sentence complete and flow. And the end felt almost incomplete. I see why it ended the way it did, because the series has to last the six books, but after so much happened in the book I guess I thought there would be more of an ending. That aside though, the book was still amazing.
Date published: 2012-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SERIES AROUND I know its a little late, but I figured that now that Fear has come out I'd review this series. I've read the books as they have come out, and I can honestly say it has been my favorite book series of all time. The writing style is very similar to some Stephen King books (many characters and story lines). Great action and truly real characters. I actually dreamed once that I was in these books and it was awesome! Definitely would make amazing movies. Personally felt it was better than Hunger Games, Twilight and any of the fad series out there. READ THEM.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome awsome awsome i loved it so much This was a awsome book i loved it so much i still cant belive that it is just babys to age 14 and when u hit 15 u blink out unless dont want to sat any more about thatt part but i can just think if it realy happend omg all them babys and kids loved this book
Date published: 2011-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite must read The sheer size of this book at first may seem daunting. However the story istelf is so well written and so interesting, you don’t realize how far into the novel you got until you stop and take a break. Then you realize, the book was certainly fast to go through because it was just that good. The action starts right at the first page. It then keeps going. I loved the mystery behind it all. Little bits and clues are finally given through the later half of the book, but it’s well drawn out. Not to mention, there is also the survival issue that plays a very important part in this book. A lot of the emphasis is on survival and the breaking off of the teens in several groups or cliques. The plot does certainly become darker up to this point. Especially when the bullies come in to enforce their own style of rules. When Caine steps into the picture, the plot takes another twist. It was one thing after another, and I could not tear my eyes off of this book. I was so engrossed in it, I had to keep going back after taking a break because the plot was just that interesting. You could say it’s a version of Lord of the Flies on a grander scale. It also shows human nature and its brutality through Caine and his group. Some of the things his group does may seem shocking, especially as these characters are teenagers and not fully grown adults. (I could not get over the cement thing...just could not) There is quite a number of characters to keep track of. However it’s not hard as each and every one of them are memorable - whether through their personality traits, or their own super skills, they’re easily identifiable. It’s also made simple. There’s good versus evil. Then you can even break it into smaller groups based on their ‘social status’. You can even go further and organize the characters by their skills or powers if they have any. It was a great way to identify the character and remember them throughout the book. More do get added as the story progresses, but their personality traits are different from one another so it’s not hard to remember them at all. I can’t really decide who would be my favorite character. All of them have something I like. Except for Quinn. He’s the biggest coward on the block. I admire Sam for being so forgiving. I however, probably wouldn’t be so forgiving towards Quinn for his idiocies. He would be my least favorite character in the book. I like how some of the more important characters have their own story, and their own issues. It certainly does give them a more ‘three-dimensional’ feel to it. I had already picked up the second book, Hunger, before finishing this one, and I have no regrets purchasing it. Gone is by far, one of the best books I’ve read this year (even though I’m a little late to join the bandwagon on this series!) I do recommend this to everyone, even if you’re not into YA but like books where things in the world just run amok. It’s a great book and well worth the time spent reading.
Date published: 2011-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER This may be the best book series I've ever read. Albiet, the first book of the series may not be the best, but stick around, because it's amazing. There are many characters that I just love, and I often find responses and character growth really believable. A modern Lord of the Flies with superpowers.
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lord of The Flies meets Lost for Teens. I picked up this book because the story piqued my interest. The premise of the story is fascinating, but the actual book it's self seems to fall a bit short. I'm not entirely sure why I didn't like this book more, I didn't get attached to the characters, and found my interest in the book going in waves. Hopefully things pick up a bit more in Hunger.
Date published: 2011-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far So far I read a few chapters and its getting good and well I hope this helps to some of the people that are gonna get this book becasue it has (Little romance,mystery and suspence) very good must read book so please read it!!!
Date published: 2011-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Read Pros: good pacing, lots of action and plot twists, interesting and realistic (if sometimes infuriating) characters Cons: I wanted the kids to do the smart thing - rather than the right thing; because a lot of the actions taken are adult, I kept picturing the kids as being at least 16 when the protagonists were actually 14 For Parents: good for reluctant and/or weaker readers, no sexual content but a fair bit of violence and some racial slurs It's school as usual for Sam until the teacher disappears. It doesn't take the kids long to discover that everyone in Perdido Beach over 15 is gone. There is now a barrier they can't cross enclosing a 20 mile radius and powerful bullies are setting themselves up in positions of power. And some of the kids are acknowledging they have strange abilities. Gone has an excellent mix of characters. There are bullies who manipulate with words and others who use violence. There are decent people who want someone in charge who will keep order, who don't want to be the one in charge. There are cowards and heroes, kids who are responsible, kids who are victims. I thoroughly hated a few of them, particularly Quinn and his use of racial slurs. It was easy to forget that the protagonists were all 14 or under. While there was one real psychopath in the book, most of the kids were adverse to killing - even when it was in their best interest (I find it frustrating when characters in books don't get their comeuppance. In life I'd never urge a 14 year old to kill another kid, but in a book you want to good guys to win and the bad guys to die, not come back in the next book to make things hard for the good guys again. On the other hand, it's a better message for kids that they shouldn't kill, so the author did the right thing). The pacing was great. For a 550 page book, it's a quick read. There are numerous plot twists and the cause of the disappearance is explained in a rational manner. Great for adults who want a quick, entertaining read, or kids who want a good story. There is some violence but I don't remember any swearing and there's no sexual content.
Date published: 2010-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ideas, plots and just well written! This book is amazing! I recommend it 100%.... for amazing ideas (how do you come up with a plot of everybody disappearing if they're over 15?) well written plots (You feel like you're part of the FAYZ) and just overall amazing.
Date published: 2010-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wondefull I love horror books and this book had so very much! It has a good story to it and the most intriguing ideas and events.It's got my smile! ( :
Date published: 2009-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I have wanted to read is book for a long time and it was Amazing. Michael Grant has came up with a out of this world story different from anything I've ever read. It was a can't-put-down-even-if-my-life-depended-on-it kind of book.
Date published: 2009-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent read! I bought this book a few months back and didn't get around to reading it until a few days ago and then couldn't put it down. Of course once I finished Gone I immedately had to get Hunger the second book in the series and I am really enjoying that book as well.
Date published: 2009-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone, A Captivating Novel What would you do if all of a sudden everyone over the age of fifteen disappeared in a blink of an eye? What if at the same moment, a large sphere suddenly separated your town from the outside world? Welcome to Perdido Beach, California, where that has just become the current situation. With no adults remaining, it is left to the relatively unknown Sam Temple to bring the town together before it crumbles into pieces. But not everyone agrees with him. The bullies get rougher, with no punishment, and quickly take over the town. Houses turn into burnt ashes when young children attempt to cook their meals. Robbery and trickery turn into the dominate traits. Just as it feels like it can’t get any worse, the spoiled rich students of the private school decide to invade the town and take control. It turns out to be a battle against the opposing forces, with children fighting children, and also a race to the finish, as Sam’s 15th birthday looms around the corner. Michael Grant’s Sci-fi novel will leave you on the edge. You’ll be hungry for more and anxious to see what will turn Perdido Beach upside down.
Date published: 2009-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone Gone was a little hard to get into but once you were it was impossible to stop. Although it was a bit confusing the action and suspense made up for it. Really, this was the most epic, crazy and action packed book I've read in a LONG time. The bad guys were terrifying, the good guys were amazing and the romance was cute. I have to say my favorite character was Edilio because he was either lightning the mood by his personality or a joke or he was being brave and coming out as a hero of sorts. Anyways, I highly recommend Gone and I am very excited to read the sequel, Hunger.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sooo good This book was thrilling, suspenseful and had many great characters. If you are looking for an action packed book full of many different characters then this is it!
Date published: 2009-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gone But Not Forgotten This was an amazing book! Right from the start it help my attention and had me reading until 2:30am two nights in a row. Yes, the editing was very poorly done, but the story itself was awesome. My hopes for the next book: Quinn develops some crazy power; Albert has a bigger roll; Caine comes back with some sick new ability; the coyotes all die a horrible death. (MAN I hate those coyotes...)
Date published: 2009-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone Baby, Gone Sitting in history class, Sam is bored out of his mind, wishing he was surfing. His attention returns to the front of the class when his teacher stops talking: only he hasn't simply stopped talking, he's vanished. Gone was breathtaking. Everyone over the age of 15 has "poofed" and the kids left are quickly learning to fend for themselves. It follows the same premise as Lord of the Flies, but with an edgier twist. I liked the characteres, but two character points in particular. One: the bad guys weren't simply bad guys. There was a history, and they had regrets, and they grew as characters. Two: no one was perfect: they all screwed up, and they learned. So many books tell the story of almost perfect people learning a lesson: Gone tells the story of flawed people learning lessons, and then screwing up again. LOVED THIS BOOK.
Date published: 2009-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gone: A Society Run by Kids This book was about everyone over the age of fifteen disappearing from society. Kids are left wondering how to take care of theirselves and others. Bullies run the town, and chaos soon emerges. Caine, the fearless bully, takes over the town. Everyone lets him run everything the way he wants to, simply out of fear of being punished- or killed! It becomes an "every man for himself" society. Sam, with the help of his friends, is determined to stop Caine from the violence within their town. To make things more difficult: kids are starting to develop special abilities. No one will stand up to Caine and his psychopath followers, who will not even think twice about killing someone. Sam is the only one who can restore the calm and comfort within the small town. This novel was suspenseful and action-packed, as well as a real page turner. However, the book was written too easily, making the "teen" book seem more like a "children's book". In addition, there were also grammar errors found numerous times throughout the book, as well as the fact that the author did not keep consistency throughout the novel. For example: on page 426, it states: ".... and I hear your FIFTEENTH birthday is coming up", while on page 443, it states: "The exact time when every person over the age of FOURTEEN disappeared". I assume the authentic age is 15 when people disappear in this novel. I enjoyed how the novel showed different view points from the main characters, which helps tie the overall story together nicely. Overall, the novel was a great story and will be continued in the sequel titled, "Hunger". The ending of the novel had a small cliff hanger, which leaves you curious of what happens next. This is a must read novel for teens (and children) who enjoy an addictive read where kids run the world in a society without freedom and laws.
Date published: 2009-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome.. Brilliant.. Amazing..!! Gone had me captivated with thrill and suspense by the first page, Micheal Grant created a brilliant plot, that had everything you could ask for in a book; there was constant action, romance, creatures, super powers, suspence...... I loved this book!!! Read Gone, you will not be dissapointed, its adventure is like no other; everyone over the age of 15 disapears, kids are left alone, and some are gaining powers, some for good and many others for bad. Animals are mutating, and kids are feeling hopeless. Gone is an amazing book, I can't wait to read its sequel, Hunger.
Date published: 2009-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense! Gone is a journey into a world where all of the sudden no one over the age of 15 is around. They blink out before everyones eyes, and no one knows where they went, why or how. Food is scarce, kids are developing powers that are anything from teleporting to fire starting Read more at http://wickedlilpixie.com/2009/06/02/gone-by-michael-grant/
Date published: 2009-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was hesitant at first, but thrilled by the end When I first saw this book at the bookstore it was back before the last Twilight book came out. They'd made up this display of "Teen Fiction that will keep you happy while you wait for sparkly vampires" books. I read the inside flap, decided that I might read it one day. And the promptly forgot. Mostly because I wasn't in or around a bookstore very much at that point. Now I've finally read it and I have to say Kudos to Michael Grant for a really excellent read. What I like the most about it is that it completely mirrors Lord of the Flies but in a way that makes the whole "children trying to form a society" situation so much more entertaining to take in. This time it's a little different. You don't have a group of children almost all the same age. There are babies and toddlers and these poor thirteen, fourteen and near-fifteen year old kids have to not only take care of themselves but also the kids who can't. So in a way, this book explores so much more than Lord of the Flies. There were lots of twists and turns in the story. As soon as I thought I'd figured out one thing, Grant went and threw me something new to chew on. I LIKE it when an author does that. Like a lot. Adding in the mutations brings a new sort of problem that these kids are going to have to deal with in the FAYZ. I'm glad I read Gone at this point. Had I read it back when I'd first picked it up I would have been so irritated at the long wait for book number two. Definitely going to be something I read a second time.
Date published: 2009-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BETTER THEN TWILIGHT! It was soooo good! There was action and romance! Between Astrid and Sam! I hope that they get married!! lol!!
Date published: 2009-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read!! To all beginning gone readers beware to never stop reading the book with twists,turns, surprises and romance. YOU WILL ADORE RADING THIS BOOK.
Date published: 2009-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fanominal I am a younger reader and was amazed by this book i could not put it down! I have recomended it to many, and can not wait for the second book to come out! When will it be coming out! It is a very suspensful book, and you just have to know what happens! Hope to see more of your work!
Date published: 2009-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book! I love this book. I am so happy there is going to be a sequel. There were some many questions left unsolved! Ican't wait until June/July!! I definetly recommend it!
Date published: 2009-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Surprise When I first began reading this book and discovered that the main characters were not even fifteen-years-old, I was unsure whether I would like it. Being eighteen myself, I worried that it would be too "kiddish" for my likings, but I was soon proven very wrong. Michael Grant's "Gone" is a story packed with action, shrouded in mystery, and full of characters that you'll come to feel for, even if they're simply plain evil. The plot is immensely interesting, consisting of awe inspiring twists and moments in which these characters must suddenly deal with situations that far exceed their age. Some parts are incredibly sad while other moments will make you laugh. Sometimes you simply won't know what to say. In the end, it will keep you turning the pages, one after the other. Give this book a try. You won't be let down.
Date published: 2009-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SACRIFICE the GONE Sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To all you gone readers out there!!!! Theres gonna be a second book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I looked it up online because i hated the ending. And found a quote from MG himself the next book is to be called SACRIFICE its dated to come out late June or early July i no seems like along time but patience is a virtue dontcha ya think.
Date published: 2009-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating Gone By Michael Grant is a facanating book about how teens 14 and under have to cope with out parents.Teachers any adults at all. Some kids take charge and some go with the flow. Some kids start deleloping powers. Some dont want it and some want to control it . People fram a school called the Coates Acadamy for "Difficult kids". Some kids from the coates acadamy take charge most of them bullies. They start laying down laws having people to enforce those laws, firemen(children),and people in charge of doing every day tasks. Animals are mutating and people are growing power unimaginable, especially for a autistic boy . They are all trying to find one thing, how not to poof. Soon as they turn fifteen they are GONE and no one seems to know why. Kids are finding a barrier trying to penatrate it but it is very powerful. There are many theories but none are certain. A very good read. It leaves you hanging though.
Date published: 2008-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome:) i hope there is a next book, if so when does it come out and whats it's title? I hope there is another book, it can't just end the way it did :\
Date published: 2008-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING !!!! this is an amazing book i tink anyone would enjoy reading this book. Gone is my favourite book, and i hope there is a sequel soon, and i cant wait. So thank you Michael Grant for writing this amazing book.
Date published: 2008-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I loved this book from the very first page! Its awesome, and I hope there is a second book. The characters are so real and the plot is amazing.
Date published: 2008-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Book Gone is my favorite book. I love reading it over and over again, writing about it, and talking about it! I found it amazingly written, very captivating, and so creative! My favorite caracter is Drake Merwin. He is so awesome!
Date published: 2008-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the sequel! SPOILERS AHEAD! READ AT OWN RISK!! Michael Grant, co-author of Animorphs and Everworld, has combined and revisited several elements from various stories and created a unique and exciting new universe with his newest book series, 'GONE'. Imagine the kids from the 'Lord of the Flies' set in a dome like town, like from the comic book series 'Girls', in a modern day where cell phones or the internet are no longer available, where there is no direct contact from the outside world, right along with no adult supervision what so ever. Now, with a limited supply of food and no moral code or authority to follow by, hype them up on the Mutant X-Gene and leave them on their own. Pretty scary stuff, right? Gone is, simply put, an insane book. Surprisingly gruesome, flying from one twist to the next. I have to admit that I did see about half of the twists coming while reading through, but that's simply because I read a lot and there is hardly ever anything that truly surprises me anymore. Gone, however, still does not disappoint, and likely won't for anyone who reads it. There are some very sick (adjective, not slang) crazy moments in here, but that just makes the book all the more better. I like that there is no sugar coating, just the plain reality of the situation, everything from the dumping of dead baby bodies to the sawing off of someone's arm to save their life. Nothing is sacred once everyone is GONE, and every topic seems like fair game once this book starts to build momentum. It's what sets it apart as one of the more successful YA books out right now, in my opinion. The entire thing is so epic and oozing of awesome that it's hard not to imagine a movie adaptation not too far behind. A definite recommend read and buy from me. I can't wait for the sequel. A+
Date published: 2008-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great this is the best book ever! It is amazing. It is full of adventure and i recommend it to everyone who lovers a great book to read.
Date published: 2008-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is An Epic Book This Is An Epic Book I Immedtly fell in love with it i was wondering is their a sequal coming out anytime soon
Date published: 2008-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cannot put it down!! Must Read! I'm not done this book yet, but I've read past 200 pages and I bought this book today! I cannot stop thinking about it! The book is awesome, you'll love it! Do not doubt it, this is one book you have to read - and you'll be way to scared to put it down! "Gone" is a book you have to read, before it's gone!
Date published: 2008-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read This novel is much better than you may expect. I had thought the idea of people disappearing had been used before, but Grant took this idea in a completely new direction, and it was great! Grant was also very good at connecting the story lines. There are a few different characters that the novel follows and I have read books in with a similar style and they were not very good. I thought that Grant did a great job in bringing the characters together and merging the seperate story lines. There are a wide variety of characters and the reader will be able to relate to at least one or more of the characters. They all have problems that everyday people have and the reader can relate to that. One of my favourite parts was a little part with some technological satire. A secondary character is in the library, all satelite and cable tv and internet has been knocked out, and "he found a set of encyclopedias-like Wikipedia, but paper and very bulky." He is then following the entry to other related entries in the encylcopedia and says "it was exactly like following hyperlinks, only slower, and with more lifting." I thought this was pretty funny, how he compares Wikipedia to an encyclopedia set and going to related entries was like hyperlinks. Also, looking ahead, I think this novel would make a great movie, or tv movie.
Date published: 2008-06-01

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Gone

by Michael Grant

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.33 in

Published: April 20, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061448788

ISBN - 13: 9780061448782

About the Book

From the co-creator of the bestselling "Animorphs" comes a gripping new series in which everyone disappears in an flash on the day they turn 15. It's a terrifying new world, and time is running out.

From the Publisher

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.

Gone.

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.

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Extraordinarily skillful pacing, which leaves the reader constantly on the verge of a new discovery." - KLIATT

"A tour de force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless." - Booklist (starred review)

"If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this novel." - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17