Monday, February 2, 2009

Review: Gone by Michael Grant

Tags: YA, thriller, sci-fi, dystopia, bullies

One minute life is normal at Perdido Beach for fourteen-year-old Sam and his friends. The next, everyone fifteen and older is gone in a blink, disappeared without a trace. The startled remaining kids must find some inner strength in order to survive in a world without adults.

For Sam, it isn’t just about survival, it’s also about racing against the clock. His fifteenth birthday is days away, and he needs to find out how to survive it without disappearing like the others did. Sam can’t just sit back and ponder about that particular moment, however. He and his new and old friends Quinn, Astrid, Edilio, and others must battle dim-witted local bullies such as Orc and his sidekick Howard, as well as face new challenges from the corrupt crew of Coates Academy kids—the private boarding school up the road said to house troubled rich kids—led by the power-hungry Caine.

To make matters even direr, it isn’t JUST about the bullies and the dangerous outsiders. More and more kids are discovering that they have impossible magical powers. These include the powers to heal, transport…and to destroy. The rift between the “freaks” and the “normals” widen, which Sam is afraid of, because they must all bond together in the face of a common impending doom…or else they will all perish.

Gone is a high-action, high-concept rollercoaster of a read. Don’t be daunted by its 500-plus pages; after all, Harry Potter books had more! Prepare to be excited and awed by the extent of Grant’s admittedly crazy imagination. I hugely enjoyed reading this novel and can't wait until the sequel, Hunger (a Gone Novel), comes out on May 26th!

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Rating: 4/5


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  1. I need to read this book! I feel like everybody has read it except for me!

  2. I've had this siting in tbr pile for some time.I will get to it one of these days. It really sounds like my kind of book.


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