Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gone - Michael Grant

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..

I absolutely loved Gone, so much that I think that this review is going to be hard to write. I finished this book about three years ago, and I still remember what happened. The world that Grant has created is just so immaculate that you just can't forget it. It's almost impossible. The characters are completely astounding, Sam is such a strong character, I think he's the type of person that most of us strive to be: strong, confident, a leader. This story was just so unique and so vivid that I can't find the words to describe how much I enjoyed reading it.  There is a profound sense of mystery as you read, and that mystery definitely kept me interested. Also, there is a lot of social drama, which just shows that even though these kids are trying to become adults, they are still kids and they still have kid problems.
I give this book a 5/5 and I cannot wait to start reading the second book in this series, Hunger.


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