By Michael Grant/ GENRE: ACTION

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Imagine a terrifying new world where all safety disappears, and the seemingly impossible confusion appears before your terrified eyes. "This is how the world ends" Could you handle the pain?

The book Gone creates an image in your head of looking at the world in a different way. Perdido Beach, California is in danger when a sudden disappearance of loved ones leaves confused children in a whole new world of fear. Strange creatures lurk, and a negative magnet pulls you away from all your strengths. Three teenagers, Sam, Quinn, and Astrid, try to take charge, but dangerous things always seem to get in the way of love, leadership, and freedom.

Gone makes you look at the world in a different way, which I really found fascinating. The characters were exciting and all took an important role in the story. There was a perfect blend of suspense and romance, and the intensity was intriguing. There wasn't a single sentence that didn't keep me at the edge of my seat.

Even though Gone was very interesting, the climax took a while to reach, which made it hard to pick out. There was also too much detail in some parts, which made some sections hard to pick out clearly.

If you are looking for a novel that will fill your mind with action packed moments, I recommend the amazing novel Gone. It really makes you think which makes it so interesting to read. There was never a dull moment while reading this book, and it grabs your attention right away. So why waste your time on a boring novel, when you can read a book that will leave you begging for more.


The intriguing book Gone was written by the talented author Michael Grant. He was born on July 26th 1954 and he is currently 61 years old. Michael was born in California, but moved with his military family many times and attended schools in France and the U.S. He became an author because it ties him down to one location, and he can express his ideas and feelings into a career. He went on to write Gone after co-writing many books, and it became one of "New York's best selling" books. Gone is apart of a series that consists of Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, and Fear. The Gone series was an award winning international selling series.


A surprising moment of impact was when they discovered the Astrid's brother, Pete, was the cause of the FAYZ. {Fallout Alley Youth Zone} He is autistic and only pays attention to the darkness inside his mind, instead of the brightness of the outside world. The FAYZ started when he stopped a core meltdown at his fathers power plant. After it occurred, he was found playing his favorite game, with a map marking radiation patterns from a 15 year old explosion that lines up exactly with the energy barrier. This is why everyone 15 and over disappeared with a barrier separating the FAYZ and adulthood.

Another moment of impact was when Sam, Quinn, and Astrid discovered the huge and powerful barrier that was separating the youth from the adults. This was a big deal because it a discovery that would cause the confusion level to drop significantly. It is a hard and hot barrier that rejects anyone who touches it, and they struggle trying to find a way over, under or through the barrier.


If action and suspense catches your eye and grabs your attention, Gone is the perfect fit for you. I loved this book because it lead you through a rough journey of finding freedom and safety, after a tragic disappearance of all adults. It leaves lonely and confused children on their own to battle the danger of a new world. The dark and mysterious essence that Perdido Beach, California had, really gave a fearful atmosphere and mood to the outcome of the story. It set the tone, and really made it come to life. The characters were so mature, developed, and they all took an important role in trying to find happiness once again. Gone makes you look at the world in a different way. It shows and presents that great minds can come from the young, and that one person can achieve the impossible. The unique conflict between two people for leadership is another great point to why this book is fantastic. The build up was so intense and it is a story that everyone can relate to. Overall I loved feelings and emotions i got from each and every sentence the author delivered.