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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 as been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.

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Paperback, 3296 pages
Published on September 21, 2015 by Dean & Son
ISBN-10: 0603572375
ISBN-13: 9780603572371
35 Book Reviews
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  • langston_p
    langston_pThursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:19 am55 stars
    This was a really great book, and I am very thankful that I found this series because it is one of the best ones I am reading. What it's about is one day, everybody that was 15 or older just disappears. Everybody 14 or under remained though. Invisible and indestructible walls form preventing them from getting out, and certain kids start developing powers. The kids decided to call this The FAYZ (fallout alley youth zone). Everybody elects Sam, the main character as the leader, but nothing really happens. The kids mostly just looted stores and played video games all day, making it so that no progress at all was made and nothing at all happened. Eventually, another guy named Caine Soren comes along, and changes everything. And this is where the action began. This was an amazing book and it was written really well and had tons of detailed. It was a long book but it was totally worth it reading it.
    • anth
      anthThursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:27 amFeatured
      Gone is the first book in the 6-part Gone series by Michael Grant. The book (and the series) is about a town where one day, every person over the age of 15 just disappears one day. After this, the children in the town are in what they call the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone), with walls surrounding them. Eventually, some of the kids start developing mutations, such as running very fast, or burning people. All of this leads to a lot of havoc in the town, which is explored in this book and the rest of the series. I feel that this book has good points and bad points. This book is well written, has interesting characters, and detailed descriptions. However, it also contains many boring sections and some powers seem a bit cliche. Overall, Gone is a decent book with some interesting parts. I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. I recommend this book anyone from the ages of 12 and up (However, if you want to read the other books, I feel that you should be at least 14 years old.)
      • Nausicaa1Monday, January 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm
        I love this book
        • 30av
          30avMonday, November 16, 2015 at 10:07 am55 stars
          so far it is good and it has lots of action and people with magic powers and people 15 and over are disapering and when you turn 15 you go poof.
          • pipermc11
            pipermc11Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:14 pmFeatured
            What if everyone over 15 vanished? How would people react, and what would they do? That's what Sam wondered, when the impossible became possible. Now, the kids left on Peridio Beach have to fend for their own, and look up to their leader, Sam. But with oncoming threats from others with powers more dangerous than Sam's, and his fast approaching birthday, how will the right person remain in command?
            • peeps
              peepsMonday, November 16, 2015 at 6:36 pm
              nice!
            • cgrovesTuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:16 am
              I thought GONE was a cool book. I really liked how Sam found out that he had a brother. If I could have a super power it would be invincibility. The powers the kids had in the story made the book much more interesting. I was left wondering how they got their powers and what will happen in the next book.
              • w0lfl0ver4life
                w0lfl0ver4lifeWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm55 stars
                beautifully written
                • arewhanafio
                  arewhanafioThursday, October 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm44 starsFeatured
                  Gone, by Michael Grant. This book is about a boy called Sam. One day, out of the blue, everybody over the age of 15 disappears. Gone. Poof. There seems to be an dome-shaped barrier around them. At that moment, some kids develop powers, aka, Superhuman speed, tele-potation, light, energy balls. Sam, has to help take care of the younger kids, ration out food supplies and stop Caine, his half brother and his bunch of thugs from killing, murdering capturing and abusing the other kids. Will they make it? Find out more in the Gone series.
                  • booklover39
                    booklover39Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm
                    this is my favorite book. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes suspenseful action with a tiny bit of romance!
                    • jpjp9024
                      jpjp9024Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:05 pm
                      I loved this book and just ordered the second book of Amzon and can not wait to read it.

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