Sunday, 29 August 2010

Gone by Michael Grant

Book Blurb:

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.

I blogged about this book a while ago. Incredible book. Seriously. From the first chapter I was hooked on Grant's premise. Imagine: A bunch of teenagers are sitting in a classroom when, suddenly, their teacher disappears. Soon they figure out that all the people above the age of 15 are completely gone.

For some kids this would be a kind of heaven, well, until reality sets in.

That's so cool. What would happen if something like that happened? What would the kids do? Will they be good little boys and girls? Will they organize themselves somehow? Will somebody step up to be the leader? How will they survive? Grant explores this and much more, taking the reader on a wild ride. There is more to this story than I can tell you. You'll just have to read it; I'd hate to spoil the fun for you!

Although I felt a bit ripped off by the ending of this one, I really enjoyed it a lot. I've donated my copy to the SRR already so you should grab it if you get a chance. I highly recommend it. If you liked Hunger Games, you'll enjoy this one.

One of the best books I've read in a long time!

4.5/5 stars


Syafi Al Waly said...

Omg! This is the first time I've ever visited your blog and I'm already liking it. And I can't help noticing your posts about the Gone books by M.G. I never thought there was a reader, let alone fan of the said books other than myself in this country. lol.

Nice to have come across your blog, Mr.Jason. :)

Who is Mr. Jason? said...

Hi Syafi! Welcome to the blog. I'm so glad that you enjoyed Gone as well. I read about it on the web and thought it sounded good. When I found it in Icklebooks, Kiarong I was jumping for joy! BTW, Booker Gadong has part 2 Hunger. I'm glad you like YA lit too and hope you read some of the other books I've reviewed. You MUST read Hunger Games. Again, Booker has copies you can get! Happy reading...