Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review: Gone by Michael Grant

Gone by Michael Grant

The Book:
This is the first book of the dystopian series with the same name, Gone. The series is written by Michael Grant. This book was published back in 2008.
In all there are 6 books in the series, 4 of them published so far. They are called:
Hunger (2009), Lies (2010), Plague (2011), Fear (2012) and Light (2013).

ISBN13: 9780061448768
558 pages

Read: July 2011
Language: Norwegian

Summary: (from Goodreads)
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...

The Story:
This story takes place in a little town where one day all adults vanish. And a huge wall or couple closes everything. Only kids in the age under 15 is left and they have no place to go. They are trapped. The bullies try to take over control and it almost set in to become a war between kids.
We follow more of the kids and see it from their point of view. When they try to survive.
But it´s not a war between normal kids, the world changes.
Some of the kids evolves superpowers and not only the kids changes. The animal changes and the town gets weird and dangerous.
Will the good or the evil win? And how can a bunch of kids survive?

Not just survive, how can the escape? And how did this happen in first place.. Will they find a solution? And will they ever get their families back or will they also vanish, when they turn 15?

My Opinion:
I absolutely loved this book :) A great form for Dystopia. It got me thinking of the series I once saw when I was a kid, the series called The Tribe. Where they live in a world where all the adults vanished. So for me this book was a mix between The Tribe and X-men. Which is series/movies I loved. And I loved this book. I was hooked from the first to the last pages.
Normally I use about 1 month reading a long book, but this book I finished in about 3 days only. KoblingAnd I hurried out to by the next book.
Therefor I gave this book 6 out of 6 stars
Because I loved everything about it, and now it´s one of my favorite. Hoping the rest of the series is going to be just as good :)

Check out:
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- Review book 2 (coming later)
- Authors homepage

Have you read this book? What did you think?



  1. I haven't read this yet. I've heard mixed things on this book. Thanks for the great review. I should get my boyfriend to read this. :)