Written by: Michael Grant
Release date: July, 2008
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. 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...
Have you ever started a book without any intention of liking it and then totally falling in love with it. After finishing Gone in two days I felled relieved that I also borrowed the second book, Hunger, at the library. Now I only need to do is go back to bed and start reading. I can truly say this book is awesome, Michael Grant you just earned a place in my top ten of favourite authors.
The story is told trough different characters. And to tell you all about them would make this review a very long one. So I will focus on only two of them, Sam and Caine.
Sam is a great character. He is brave, honest and very forgiving. Caine on the other hand is the evil reincarnated, he is selfish, strong and vengeful. Both of the boys have special powers that makes them more powerful than the rest of the children. I liked both of the characters a lot and especially the relationship Sam has with Astrid. It felt real and very sweet.
Also I liked that some of the children got different powers. And these powers play a big role in the story! It reminded me a lot of the X-men, which I enjoyed when I was younger.
The story is suspenseful, action filled and intense. The mystery about the disappearing of the adults will keep you turning pages at a extreme fast paste.
Gone is very well written and flows easily. The writing style was excellent and Michael Grant has written an unique story with a lot of twists. There was always a surprise in for me and I love that about the story.
Gone is a story you must read! It’s a excellent first book in this series and a unforgettable one it is. Read it, you won’t be sorry!