Author: Michael Grant
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (June 24, 2008)
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Gone is the first book of 6. It is a large book, but was a very quick read. As soon as I picked it up I was immediately sucked into it.
Sam once saved a large group of people, and is now expected to save the group of kids that are left behind when anyone over the age of 15 disappears into thin air. All he wants to do is be normal, but he's anything but. He carries a secret with him, something that he doesn't want anyone to find out, but it looks like once all of the adults disappear the chances of someone finding out is larger than he thought.
Astrid asks Sam for help finding her little brother Petey, and Sam sees it as a chance to get out of town. They set off with Sam's best friend Quinn, and have quite the time trying to find Petey. Once they do though and head back to town, they realize more has changed than just the adults disappearing. The bullies have taken over the town, and are now calling it the Fayz. People are still scared and still looking to Sam for help.
With the help of Astrid, Little Pete, Quinn and Elidio they start to push back against the bullies. They want to find out why this has happened and what's going on. When the rich troubled kids come down from the hill, Sam is relieved. It means that he doesn't have to be the leader. But a few days later they realize that these kids are hiding something else.
I love books like this. It has a very end of the world feel to it, which is something that I enjoy reading about. Plus there is just enough romance in it to make the romance lover in me go AWWWW, but there's also fights and mutants and talking animals.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action. I would also say that this would be an awesome book to recommend to a teenage boy, maybe one who isn't too fond of reading. Yes, it is a large book, but it flows very well and is super action packed.
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