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I was born in a manger and grew up in a log cabin where I read law books by firelight. . . Oh, wait, that wasn't me, that was someones else.

I had a hard childhood. Hard for my parents. Not that bad for me. I was an Army brat, moved around a lot. Then I didn't settle down. I just kept moving. Why? What inner turmoil drove me? Mmmm, I gotta say none. I just have a short attention span. Easily bored.

I'm living in Tiburon, CA right now. How much longer? Don't know.

I've written 150 books. That's right, I said 150. In your face, Stephen King. Granted, mine are shorter than his. And less popular. And less likely to be made into a major motion picture. And I guess i don't play in a band with Dave Barry, either, do I?

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Gone (Gone, #1)
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Hunger (Gone, #2)
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Lies (Gone, #3)
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Fear (Gone, #5)
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Light (Gone, #6)
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I've just completed the audiobook and it has been a really wonderful experience. The focus on the victims, including so many from forgotten battles and atrocities really sets this apart. It's one of the best attempts I've read to encompass something...more
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Across the Universe by Beth Revis




goodreads summary-A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
 
  9 votes 16.7%

Delirium by Lauren Oliver


goodreads summary-Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
 
  9 votes 16.7%

Gone by Michael Grant



goodreads summary-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...
 
  6 votes 11.1%

Wither by Lauren DeStefano



goodreads summary-What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.
 
  5 votes 9.3%

Divergent by Veronica Roth


goodreads summary-In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
 
  4 votes 7.4%

Bumped by Megan McCafferty



goodreads summary-When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.
 
  3 votes 5.6%

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder


goodreads summary-Keep Your Head Down.

Don't Get Noticed.

Or Else.

I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
 
  3 votes 5.6%

The Maze Runner by James Dashner


goodreads summary-Imagine waking up one day in total darkness, unsure of where you are and unable to remember anything about yourself except your first name. You're in a bizarre place devoid of adults called the Glade. The Glade is an enclosed structure with a jail, a graveyard, a slaughterhouse, living quarters, and gardens. And no way out. Outside the Glade is the Maze, and every day some of the kids -- the Runners -- venture into the labyrinth, trying to map the ever-changing pattern of walls in an attempt to find an exit from this hellish place. So far, no one has figured it out. And not all of the Runners return from their daily exertions, victims of the maniacal Grievers, part animal, part mechanical killing machines.

Thomas is the newest arrival to the Glade in this Truman-meets-Lord of the Flies tale. A motley crew of half a dozen kids is all he has to guide him in this strange world. As soon as he arrives, unusual things begin to happen, and the others grow suspicious of him. Though the Maze seems somehow familiar to Thomas, he's unable to make sense of the place, despite his extraordinary abilities as a Runner. What is this place, and does Thomas hold the key to finding a way out?

In The Maze Runner, Dashner has crafted a creative and engaging novel that's both mysterious and thought provoking
 
  3 votes 5.6%

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness


goodreads summary-rentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not - stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden - a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
 
  2 votes 3.7%

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld


goodreads summary-Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
 
  2 votes 3.7%

WE by John Dickinson


goodreads summary-We are the only Humans left...In the furthest, coldest, darkest reaches of our solar system, Paul Munro is on a mission from which he can never return. A desolate ice-covered moon will be his home for the rest of his life. And only from here can he see what humanity has become. A thriller to freeze your blood. To absolute zero.
 
  2 votes 3.7%

0.4 by Mike Lancaster

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goodreads summary-It's a brave new world.

'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.'

So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded onto old audiotapes. You might think these tapes are a hoax, but perhaps they contain the history of a past world....If what the tapes say is true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie.

And if everything we know is a lie, does that mean that we are, too?
 
  2 votes 3.7%

Genesis by Bernard Beckett


goodreads summary-“What does it mean to be human?” The answer lies within the mystery of Genesis. Set in a postapocalyptic future, the novel takes the form of an examination undergone by young Anaximander as she prepares to enter an enigmatic institution known simply as The Academy. For her subject she has chosen the life of the philosopher-soldier Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. It is through Anax’s presentation and her answers to persistent questioning by her examiners that we learn the history of her island Republic, along with the rules and beliefs of their society. At the completion of the examination, when everything has been laid bare, Anax must confront the Republic’s last great secret, her own surprising link to Adam Forde, and the horrifying truth about her world.

Like the great writers Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick, Bernard Beckett explores the relationship between humans and technology in a brilliantly rendered novel that will keep readers guessing until the final page.
 
  1 vote 1.9%

Unwind by Neal Shusterman


goodreads summary-Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.
 
  1 vote 1.9%

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff


goodreads summary-“Every war has turning points and every person too.”

Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.

As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.

A riveting and astonishing story.
 
  1 vote 1.9%

XVI by Julia Karr


goodreads summary-Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world—even the most predatory of men—that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past—one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
 
  1 vote 1.9%




goodreads summary-Set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions and people live packed like sardines on the dry land left, DARK LIFE is the harrowing tale of underwater pioneers who have carved out a life for themselves in the harsh deep-sea environment, farming the seafloor in exchange for the land deed.

The story follows Ty, who has lived his whole life on his family's homestead and has dreams of claiming his own stake when he turns eighteen. But when outlaws' attacks on government supply ships and settlements threaten to destroy the underwater territory, Ty finds himself in a fight to stop the outlaws and save the only home he has ever known.

Joined by a girl from the Topside who has come subsea to look for her prospector brother, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and begins to discover some dark secrets to Dark Life.

As Ty gets closer to the truth, he discovers that the outlaws may not be the bloodthirsty criminals the government has portrayed them as. And that the government abandoning the territory might be the best thing for everyone, especially for someone like Ty, someone with a Dark Gift.
 
  0 votes 0.0%

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
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goodreads summary-After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents are arrested.
Badly scarred since childhood, Gaia is a strong, resourceful loner who begins to question her society. As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she herself is arrested and imprisoned.
Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes, Birthmarked explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where one girl can make all the difference, and a real hero makes her own moral code.
 
  0 votes 0.0%

The Declaration by Gemma Malley


goodreads summary-In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young.

Children are all but extinct.

The world is a better place.

Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets worse – Surplus status.

Not everyone thinks Longevity is a good thing, but you better be clear what side you’re on. . . . Surplus Anna is about to find out what happens when you can’t decide if you should cheat the law or cheat death.
 
  0 votes 0.0%

Feed by M.T. Anderson



goodreads summary-Finalist for the 2002 National Book Award, Young People's Literature
Honor book for the 2003 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award (Fiction category)
The Barnes & Noble Review
Brave New World takes a romantic teen twist in this disarming, engrossing novel set in a hyper-computerized future.



Spending time partying on the moon and riding around in his "upcar," Titus is an average teen of the future, complete with a computer chip implant -- the "Feed" -- that lets corporate marketers and government agencies broadcast directly into his brain. Then Titus meets Violet, and an anti-Feed hacker shuts down their Feeds for a short time; but when Violet's Feed is seriously damaged, she begins spouting some radical ideas.



M. T. Anderson has predicted the future, and it's startling indeed. Although Titus is a good, well-meaning kid, his blissful ignorance of the control over him leaves readers thinking twice about the destiny of earth's citizens. Beneath the book's techno-veneer, however, lies a romantic tale between a boy who gives into the system and a girl who sees beyond it. All told, Feed is a "meg" remarkable work of science fiction, and once readers begin, they'll be caught up in its powerful grip. Matt Warner
 
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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow


goodreads summary-Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.
 
  0 votes 0.0%

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi



goodreads summary-Set initially in a future shanty town in America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being dissembled for parts by a rag tag group of workers, we meet Nailer, a teenage boy working the light crew, searching for copper wiring to make quota and live another day. The harsh realities of this life, from his abusive father, to his hand to mouth existence, echo the worst poverty in the present day third world. When an accident leads Nailer to discover an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, and the lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl, Nailer finds himself at a crossroads. Should he strip the ship and live a life of relative wealth, or rescue the girl, Nita, at great risk to himself and hope she'll lead him to a better life. This is a novel that illuminates a world where oil has been replaced by necessity, and where the gap between the haves and have-nots is now an abyss. Yet amidst the shadows of degradation, hope lies ahead.
 
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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer


goodreads summary-Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.



Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.
 
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message 94: by Adriana (last edited May 30, 2014 07:45PM)

Adriana I'm in blank, I honestly don't know what to put in here. So I'm gonna just say the first thing that comes to my mind and it come something like: "Oh. Dear. God. An author just add me and considered me his friend"

I just need to say, that I LOVE your books. The Gone Series was so amazing! I Literally read it day and night, till my mom start yelling at me because it was late.

I wanted to jump around like a little girl -and a fan- when I got the notification. So... just thank you, because you made this book nerd the happiest person in the world.


message 93: by Tully

Tully When will Light be coming out on paper back? I need it for my Gone paperback collection (which I display proudly)


message 92: by Elephant (last edited Dec 09, 2013 07:35PM)

Elephant 22 Oh. My. God. I really don't know what to say. I keep telling myself "Authors are normal people who can write super well" but then I say to myself, "No. They are gods and do magic." Then I have this huge argument with myself. Then I go and read a book. Or do homework, depending on the circumstances.

I love your books so much. I recommend them to everyone, I'm not even kidding. So, like my friend is telling me about all these types of murder and torture that she knows and I'm like, "Hey, you'll love the Gone series. The first one's more mellow but then they get REALLY violent." When I was reading them the only thing that stopped me from reading all night was my parents coming in and getting mad at me. Solution: I got a flashlight. It's a pretty sucky flashlight but I use it until one, by which my parents are asleep, then I turn on my actual light.

I really have to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for accepting my friend request. I was just checking my email like I do every day after school and I got an email from Goodreads: Hello Elephant, Michael Grant has accepted your friend request. I basically died then came back to life. I bow down to you.


message 91: by Tracy

Tracy Love Gone but haven't read Light yet. In my delusion if I don't read Light then Gone will be forever. Never end. Won't be gone. Still here. You get the picture. I hate it when a series ends that I am really enjoy. I could say it's bitter sweet but i don't get that either. Bitter and sweet, isn't that like opposite? Anyway, I will read Light and then I am going to try BZRK. I have been putting it off because I am afraid it won't live up to Gone but I think I will take the plunge.

Thanks for all the beautiful reading you have provided for me these past couple of years.


message 90: by Hashi

Hashi hi Mr Grant
I just finished reading Light, and I am so sad now that its over, its like I lost a whole load of friends... I have to tell you that the end surprised me, even though it really shouldn't because it seemed like an obvious ending. but because I knew u were the author i expected it to be different, u know..., but im glad it ended this way! some of my favourite characters are still here but I lost some I never thought I would lose :( did u intend to make the ending take the readers by surprise? so thank you so much for filling, like, my past four years with this amazing and disturbing world u created... and im going to miss it so so much... and im feeling depressed now that it is over :( im never going to be able to enter a world like that again.....


message 89: by Jack (last edited Apr 15, 2013 02:45PM)

Jack Hey Michael, thanks for accepting friend request. Will there be an Eve and Adam 2? I loved it, and the bits of humour you included. :D


Caine'owata Thank you for welcoming me to your friends. First of all, just to say that I love your series GONE, and I think the best :D


♥iDevourBooks♥ ☆Sonic~Obsessed☆ Thanks for accepting my friend request, Michael! I love your book, Gone :D


message 86: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Michael,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people including authors and readers, writers and book bloggers. I value highly all of my friends on this site and very much look forward to discussing books with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 85: by Dante

Dante Iannetta Okay, even though I only finished Fear a few weeks ago, my patience fore Light is already running thin. I don't think I can last...


message 84: by Alix

Alix Michael Grant, THANK YOU so much for bleeping out the F-word in your book (I'm assuming it was that particular word). It's become such a common expletive it's hard to escape it. But you have become a 21st century hero by NOT using it. Well, you're my hero, anyway.
So, just thank you, I think it's awesome you haven't used it (yet; I'm only fifteen chapters into FEAR).


message 83: by Alix

Alix Lol, Michael, every time I search for your book I type in Fear Michael Grant :P


message 82: by Alix

Alix Grant...*kneels, begging with hands clasped* Please, please, really pretty please, sell Fear faster so the book can be shipped to my library!!!! I NEED IT!!!


message 81: by Hashi (last edited Apr 17, 2012 05:54AM)

Hashi Hi Mr Grant Im reading Fear and it's amazing. It kind of has a different feel to it that the rest of the books...... more phycoligical instead of full on fights and action but still has the same amount ( or a bit more) of gore! Um I want to ask you a question and I don't want this to spoil anyone's reading......., so um what made you decide to make Edilio be you-know-what and how did you expect readers and Edilio fans (ME!) to react to it? I was really shocked! :0 Edilio is my favourite character by the way and so is Sanjit and I like it how you have him an actiony scene in this, it was cool! :) saw another side to Dekka as well and actually started to feel sad for Caine and he started to become more like able. Drake is amazing as always so nothing more needs to be said about him......... :) so yea please reply my question if you can. Thank you! :D


Jordan Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am reading Gone now, & I love it! Amazing job!


message 79: by Rachel

Rachel Hi! Thanks for accepting my friend request today! I found Hunger the best in your series so far. :0


message 78: by Lauren (last edited Mar 13, 2012 01:00PM)

Lauren Just read the "about me" section of your profile.
"...My goal in writing GONE? To creep you out. To make you stay up all night reading, then roll into school tired the next day so that you totally blow the big test and end up dropping out of school."
Your apathetic attitude towards the somewhat sensitive subject of high school drop outs (especially sensitive with Americas brittle economy) has, strangely enough, restored my faith in the human race. Don't ask me why, because I'm not sure I quite understand myself. Nevertheless, I thank you.


message 77: by J.N.

J.N. Hey Michael, I cannot wait until FEAR is out, even though I know I will devour it within a day and then be heartbroken that the next one is so far away. Please know there are no other books that do that to me. Sometimes I'm not sure if I like you or if I want to strangle you for doing this to me. :-P


message 76: by Anette

Anette "Anyway, GONE. My goal in writing GONE? To creep you out. To make you stay up all night reading, then roll into school tired the next day so that you totally blow the big test and end up dropping out of school. "
Seriously, this is happening to me over and over again, every time i read the books. Can't get up in the morning to get my sorry ass back at school, because of this series.
But thank you so much! I really love this series, so I can't say more thank you. Realy love them!
Can't you make a movie? Please? I WANT A MOVIEE!!

xoxo your biggest Norwegian fan, Anette :D
(sorry for my bad english, but I'm a norwegian, and got the worst englishteacher you can ever imagine!)


message 75: by Jared (last edited Dec 28, 2011 08:04PM)

Jared Deocareza Hi Michael! Thanks for accepting ^.^ I love your book
series<3 :D And I can't wait for the book 5 to come.


message 74: by Maud

Maud Crystal Hi Michael! I'm really in love with "Gone", and I saw on your page a new serie, "The Magnificent". Will it be released in france? Thank you and congratulation for your work. I don't understand very well why the rights have not been bought yet for the cinema... I already see the movie in my head! In France the releases are very spaced out, it's hard to wait. bisou! ;-) xxxx


message 73: by Hashi

Hashi Hello Mr Grant I love your Gone series and Plague is probably my favorite. It's seriously creepy! I love it(!) Is there any new info about Gone being made onto a movie or a TV series because that will be so awesome. It'll be like right up there with HP, probably better! Once Again, I love the Gone series and they are probably my favorite books. Please can you let us know if there is any more news about a movie being made or anything because I would love that. Thank you. Bye! :)


message 72: by Joyzi

Joyzi Thanks for accepting ^^ good luck on your future books


message 71: by Amy

Amy Thank you so much for accepting my request. Your writing is just so fantastic and inspiring, I can't find the words to truly describe how I feel about your writing. Gone is a brilliant book and I can't wait to finish it and continue the series. :)


The Angels have the Phone Box & Emmaline ♥ Supermegafoxymawesomehot  ♥ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ACCEPTING!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO EPIC AT WRITING AND I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! THEY ARE SO AWESOME!!!!!! THE CHARACTERS ARE SO EPIC AND SO ARE TEH PLOTS AND TEH TWISTS AND THEY ARE SO AWE-WORTHY!!!!!!!!=]=]=]=]


message 69: by P.J.

P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


message 68: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Michael! :)


message 67: by Naomi

Naomi It's funny how it says you've written more books than you've read. LOLzz


message 66: by Autumn

Autumn Dear Mr. Michael Grant,

Hiii! I love your GONE series. I picked up the first two from my schools Scholastic book fair. :) I flew them all then bought Lies, and Plague! Plague was so good! I didn't like the ending though...

DEKKA IS THE BEST!


message 65: by Jess

Jess hi michael. i want you to know i'm still mad at you about plaque's ending. what were you thinking? the next book better bring you-know-who (no not voldemort, i just don't want to ruin it for people who haven't read it yet) back.


message 64: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Michael Grant :) I just want to let you know that I am hooked on your Gone series and highly anticipating Fear (Gone #5)! The story is super amazing and you are the man at writing great twists on the plot and creating hundreds of unique characters.
-Sarah


message 63: by Autumn

Autumn Micheal! You are a great author. I am currently on LIES! It is fantastic. I feel so far behind though because it seems everyone is already done PLAGUE!


message 62: by Izzy

Izzy I love the Gone series and the Magnificent 12 series! I'm looking forward to your future writing!!! :D (expcially the end of the Gone series!!!)


message 61: by Jamie~!

Jamie~! Thompson I recently finished Hunger and I loved it! I'm waiting to get my hands on on Lies now...:P


message 60: by Terra

Terra I just finished LIES last week, talk about leaving us hanging! It just gets better and better. I can't wait for the next book!!!! I really don't want the series to end. :-)


message 59: by Jasmine

Jasmine I saw the cover for plague and I was wondering who the guy on the cover is supposed to be?


message 58: by Regina

Regina Z. Your storys make me want more! I'm like under a spell! I love Gone, Hunger, and Lies(Which I am reading!) Can't wait for more! :)


message 57: by Lauren

Lauren Wait....was the "slug" on brittney part of Drakes arm....?


message 56: by Phoebe

Phoebe Read Lies yesterday... it was amazing. Really looking forward to the next ones!


message 55: by Terra

Terra I just picked up Lies. I can't wait to read it!!!!!!


message 54: by Nicole

Nicole Rayne Girl on Fire *Rose* wrote: "Nicole wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DRAKE!!!"

Heehee my half birthday is his birthday! Wootwoot!"


You wrote that one my birthday, LOL!


message 53: by Natasha

Natasha On page 306 now. I've been reading almost all day. xD I don't want to finish it, it's soo good!!! I can't put the book down, just taking a snack break. xD It's AWESOME!!!!!!!! These books are the best!!


message 52: by Natasha

Natasha I'm on page 215 of LIES already and got it yesterday. I don't wanna finish but it's so addicting!!!!!! SO worth the wait, the book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 51: by Natasha

Natasha I'm SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it!! It's been so long, and now, it's getting closer and closer to May!!!! And then on May 4th, LIES FINALLY COMES OUT! Can't wait!!!!! I want to see what happens next so badly!!!!!!! Can't wait much longer!!


message 50: by Nicole

Nicole Rayne HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DRAKE!!!


message 49: by Elle

Elle I lovelovelove your writing! :)


message 48: by Tasha

Tasha Hey! Sorry to bother you again, but I heard that Diana and Caine won't be in LIES much but will be in PLAGUE and that their fans will really like PLAGUE. Are there any steamy romantic scenes between the two in PLAGUE?


message 47: by Tasha

Tasha And will Diana fans be happy with LIES?


message 46: by Tasha

Tasha Terra wrote: "Woah! There is a Gone 4??!! You are on a roll my friend!!! I am so glad you are writing more of the Gone series!! I can't wait until Lies comes out, and now I have the pleasure of looking forward t..."

Yes, there will be 6 total.
1) Gone
2) Hunger
3) Lies
4) Plague
5) Darkness
6) Light


message 45: by Terra

Terra Woah! There is a Gone 4??!! You are on a roll my friend!!! I am so glad you are writing more of the Gone series!! I can't wait until Lies comes out, and now I have the pleasure of looking forward to the 4th! You just made my day! :-)


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