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Gone by Michael Grant
  

Gone

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Gripping from the first moment, this is a scary, an unputdownable and a brilliantly plotted fantasy. One minute all the adults are there - next they're gone! Only the children remain and they are trapped, cut off from the outside world and, scarily, left to rule themselves. Can they survive? With no guidance, gangs start to form. Danger lurks at every corner and everyone has to make a choice – to be cruel or humane. It’s a chilling prospect and the new world order is scary for all. It's Lord of the Flies for the Heroes generation with just a dash of the X-Men thrown in for good measure.

The complete list of books in this epic series is....

1 Gone 2 Hunger 3 Lies 4 Plague 5 Fear 6 Light

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Gone a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This underrated, terrifyingly good book is a brilliant what-if book. We have discovered a better series than The Hunger Games. Teen reading simply doesn’t get better than this.'.... Scroll down to read more reviews.

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Gone by Michael Grant

Hugh, one of our reviewers had the chance to interview Michael Grant about Gone. Click below to see more.

In the blink of an eye, all the adults in Perdido Beach, California, disappear. Suddenly there are no adults, no answers and the world has no rules. only those under 15 are left behind and they must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. For Sam and Astrid it's a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives... What is the mysterious wall that has encircled them and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange super-human powers? And what will happen when they turn 15 - will they disappear too?

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Emily Setchell, age 13 I am definitely going to keep reading this series now I am hooked! Click here to read the full review...

Rob Foard, age 16 Straight from the off, this novel by the best-selling author of The Magnificent Twelve, is intense and gripping. Click here to read the full review...

Joe Wilkes, age 14
the great thing I feel Grant did well was ensuring the outlandish core storyline seems to fit, and not seem overly-ostentatious, even for a sci-fi! Click here to read the full review...

Izzy Read, age 12 I would highly recommend this book to ANYONE who is not easily scared and loves gripping page-turner to read this book along with the rest of this sensational series. Click here to read the full review...

Jack Graham Overall this book is an excellent read. I would read the next books or any others by Ian Somers and recommend this to anyone 11+...Click here to read the full review...

Ayesha Afghan
Gone is an outstanding book to read. Click here to read the full review...

Katy Panter We have discovered a better series than The Hunger Games.
Teen reading simply doesn’t get better than this. Click here to read the full review...

Sarah Murray
I think it is a great concept and the idea of a world without parents made me think of what my role would be...It really did make me think about my own character. Click here to read the full review...

Hugh, aged 13 I would highly recommend this book. It is gripping story with many sub-plots and you cannot put it down. Click here to read the full review...

Claudia, aged 16 It's a book that has everything; Excitement, Tension, Danger and Romance, making it a brilliant read for just about anyone.Click here to read the full review...

Emer O'Brien, aged 13 If you are easily frightened, or your faith in humanity is easily shaken, don't read this. For the more mentally robust, this book is the read of a lifetime. One of the greats. Click here to read the full review...

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'Gone is an exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up . . . This is great fiction. I love this book.' - Stephen King

'A potent mix of action and thoughtfulness - centred around good and evil, courage and cowardice - renders this a tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed and utterly breathless.' - Booklist

'Gone is an exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up . . . This is great fiction. I love this book.' - Stephen King

'A potent mix of action and thoughtfulness - centred around good and evil, courage and cowardice - renders this a tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed and utterly breathless.' - Booklist

About the Author

Michael Grant

Michael Grant is the co-creator and coauthor of the series of books and publishing phenomenon Animorphs and the Everworld series. Michael 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, including Antarctica. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children, (Jake and Julia), and far too many pets.

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Publication date

16th February 2009

Author

Michael Grant

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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Format

Paperback
576 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781405277044

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