Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gone by Michael Grant Review

Publication Date: April 28, 2009
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 558 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Gone #1


Synopsis:

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.

Gone.

Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

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 and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.


Review:

Well this by far, I have never read anything like this. Some parts where a little dull and confusing, but a great series.

I first picked it up knowing nothing about it. This book is so overly hyped why not check it out. And now I actually understand why its so hyped. The story itself is so original. All 15 and up disappeared and no one knows how it happened. Then there's these group of kids who tries to find out what/why it happened and there's another group who tries to rule all the people.

There's a lot happening and there's a lot of characters. The point of view always changes and most of the times I get very confused and don't know whats going on or what's happening. The main character is Sam. Sam is 14 and almost 15 in this a few months. He's trying to survive and understand how not to disappear. Other characters are his best friend Quinn, love interest Astrid, her little brother Pete, Caine, Diana, and Drake. Basically those are the main one's focused the most.

Some of the characters has these powers. Some powerful, some not so power. I don't recall how this happened but it just does. Animals are mutating and not like animals having legs but I mean talking coyotes and flying snakes. Bullies *cough Caine* are ruthless and mean *cough Drake.* Lots of things happen all at once and its just insane and disgusting.

Parts of the book went a little too fast or slow. There would be like 3 chapters on one topic and 5 pages on another. Honestly the reason why I deducted a star was because of the pace and too many characters. If it wasn't for the overall plot and story behind it, I would just be plain out annoyed or confused.

Overall, I did enjoy it and can't wait to read the sequel, but I will be reading this series slowly unlike some books that I take a week to read the whole series.

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