Gone (Paperback)

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If you can’t get enough of all these dystopian books coming out, Gone is
a must-read.  In this parallel world of Earth, everyone ages fifteen
and up disappears.  Poof.  Just like that, they’re gone.  Suddenly, all
authority figures are out of the picture- parents, teachers, cops, etc-
and chaos reigns.  Sam, the main protagonist, bands together with his
best friend, Quinn, and Astrid “the Genius” to find their families, but
everyone’s gone except for Astrid’s little brother, Pete.  They soon
realize there’s an unbreakable barrier around town, so no one can escape
the fate that awaits all those turning fifteen: vanishing from the
town.  Sam gets desperate as his fifteenth birthday draws closer and
closer…can he be the first to escape?  (Psst- have you already started
the Gone series?  The fourth book, Plague, just came out!)

— Kat

One second there and then the next, gone. What would you do if all people older than 14 just disappeared right before your eyes? Would you steal from the stores or run an abandoned McDonald's? The kids of Perdido Beach, CA find this happening to them. A town run by a bunch of 14 year-old kids could jump into confusion very quickly. Sam Temple seems to be the only one who can help this crazy city. He is reluctant to do it, he tries to keep order, though this proves to be difficult when the school bullies don't want to take orders from him. His best friend, Quinn and the school genius, Astrid help Sam with organizing the city. Things get tricky when some of the kids start to develop super human abilities. The first book in a series, this book is full of twists and turns that will keep you reading until the last page. This book was described to me as a "Lord of the Flies" if it was written by Stephen King, I think that this is dead on. Get your hands on this before it disappears.

— From Zach

Description


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

About the Author


Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, the Messenger of Fear series, the Magnificent Twelve series, and the Front Lines trilogy, 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, with whom he cowrote the wildly popular Animorphs series. You can visit him online at www.themichaelgrant.com and follow him on Twitter @MichaelGrantBks.

Praise For…


“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)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061448782
ISBN-10: 0061448788
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: April 8th, 2014
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Gone
 

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