Friday, December 4, 2009


Author--> Michael Grant

Review--> 4/5

Release Date--> April 20th 2009

Product Description from

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.


I loved this book. I think its because of the sheer brilliance of this concept, a world without adults, which when you think about it is scary enough for a bunch of children under 16, but when you think of all the things that only adults can do; drive a car, work as doctors, there would be no such thing as a fair judicial system, economy would fail, currency would cease to be important, and the world would be run by bullies (sounds like high school anyone?), it all makes for a fascinating read.

I thought this novel was particularly amazing because it reminded me of one of my favorite novels, Lord of the Flies. Now, I understand that I am probably the only person out there that would have read this book as an 16 year old without being forced to, but I love this idea of what the world would subcome to if there were no adults? You never come to think of all the things we rely on adults for when were younger.

Gone was great because it made readers enlightened with all of these possibilities. I really like the main character, Sam, and I found myself routing for him all the way through the novel.

This novel is also great because it has quite a few twists that I wont go into, so not to spoil if for readers who have not read it yet. However, I will say that ‘unnatural’ coincidences keep popping up, and there is also a minor yet sweet romance that goes on. The twist at the end was very interesting, and it answers the question ‘what happens when you turn 15? ‘. I loved Gone and due to it, Michael Grant has an avid reader in me!

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