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Gone - Michael Grant - Bogormen
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Gone - Michael Grant
Title: Gone (Gone #1)
Author: Michael Grant
Genre: Dystopian, YA
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 558
Date read: April 2010

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 fifteenth birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

Since I seem to have a weakness for Dystopian novels, I fully expected to love Gone, and wasn't disappointed. Even the ending didn't bother me, as I knew it was the first in a series, and therefore didn't expect any real closure.

I guess it's similar to a modern day Lord of the Flies, but as I haven't read that one in years (if ever), I can't say how I'd rate it in comparison.

Thought-provoking, scary and just plain entertaining! I hope the next books match up.

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