WRITE:R: Michael Grant
PUBLISHED BY: HarperCollins Publishers
COPYRIGHT: © 2008 Michael Grant
In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult. 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. . . .
I remember really well how I got this book. It was in the summer of 2014, and I didn't have anything to read, so I went to the closest bookstore (like two miles away), and looked for something that could be a good read. That's when I saw the title "GONE", and once I'd read quickly in the back I bought it and got so exited about the series.
I truly love this book, the characters are so relatable even though it was fantasy and weird things that could never happen in real life involved.
It's also the first book of a series that has six books, all written and published by Michael Grant & HarperCollins Publishers.
I feel like this book is a mix of everything - fantasy, teen fiction, mystery, thriller, you name it - and he's just somehow managed to make it all great.
You're being thrown straight into action in this book, also known as "in medias res" which is latin. I loved that it started that way, and you really get confused at first but then you realize everything that's happening out of nowhere and that's an amazing feeling.
This book has an amazing curve from start to highlight to end, so I felt I could keep up with what's happened in the story.
The language is quite simple, but still there's some mature language and scenes that makes me realize why the book has an age limit of fourteen years old, but also I think it's a kind of easy read, you manage to keep up, but sometimes it could get a little messy or simply hard to keep up with the author of this book.
Anyways, the book was exiting and I loved it, it was everything I hoped it would be.
Until I write to you again, xx.
PUBLISHED: 29th August 2016