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(Gone #6)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  34,977 ratings  ·  2,796 reviews
It’s been more than a year since every person over the age of fifteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California. In that time, countless battles have been fought: Battles against hunger and lies and plagues and worse, battles of good against evil, and kid against kid. Allegiances have been won, lost, betrayed, and won again; ideologies have been shattered and ...more
Hardcover, 437 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Egmont Books Ltd
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Sydney YES! I know that when you look at the series, it might seem a little bit intimidating. The plot is absolutely crazy and there are so many characters t…moreYES! I know that when you look at the series, it might seem a little bit intimidating. The plot is absolutely crazy and there are so many characters to keep track of. But it's all worth it. By the end of the series I was in tears because I didn't want it to be the end. (I know its dramatic but it's the truth.) You will fall in love with the characters and the story line. Please read the series! (less)
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Darrian Kids under 15 were selected because when Little Pete was in the Nuclear Power plant and the meltdown was happening a 14 was flashing on the screen in …moreKids under 15 were selected because when Little Pete was in the Nuclear Power plant and the meltdown was happening a 14 was flashing on the screen in front of him and that's why he removed anyone over 14. As for the thing that came to them on their 15th birthday I was under the impression that it was the Gaiaphage but I could be wrong. As for the dome going black I thought that was just how it was going to change into the clear dome. I mean things were pretty supernatural and not everything HAD to be explained. There is the explained supernatural and the unexplained and Grant used some of the unexplained.(less)

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Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
This series was the first book obsession I had in high school, and I believe that it actually made me more interested in books.

And now I must say goodbye to this amazing series :'(


The world didn't end!
Don’t fight it, Nemesis. The end is the best part of any story. The end.

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I remember back when the first Gone book came out, I w
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raise your hand if you opened this book and did not put it down until you got to the last page? *raises both hands*

Holy crap and a half, Batman. Michael Grant, I applaud you, good sir. A perfect ending to a nail-biting series. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, I cried, I threw my Nook in angst, I cried some more, I cheered, I cried and I cried and I cried. favorite character.......DID NOT DIE!!!!!!! ^.^

And thank you, thank you, thank you, for adding in the Aftermath Chapters -I would ha
Emily May
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it

And so the Gone series has come to an end. I'm obviously not going to post any spoilers for the ending and I see no real point in reviewing just this book because you're probably going to base your decision of whether or not to read Light on your experience with the previous books. So I thought I'd do something of a series review here, for those who haven't picked up this series and are maybe considering it. Or those who haven't heard of the Gone series before and find themselves randomly on
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Nov 27, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
So I haven't started it quite yet. I'd like to finish my current reads before tackling this one, I think. ...more
Dec 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Update 7/28/2013.
Well it's kind of a bitter sweet feeling that this series is now over. I really enjoyed this series probably more then any other series I have ever read. It's very rare that I love every book in a series and in this series, I can't pick my favorite simply because they were all amazing. The only reason I'm giving this book 4 stars is because he killed Breeze. Fuck you Michael. That was legit the only person I wasn't going to be okay with dying and you killed her. I literally star
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If you haven’t yet begun this series I urge you not to continue, or even are at least finished Fear.


Originally published at Book Probe Reviews.

‘Turn out the light, Sam.’
Sam reached for the switch and turned out the light.

For the past four years I’ve followed Michael Grant’s Gone series. I’ll admit I came to this party almost three years late. One day browsing Borders I stumbled upon this book with blue-edged pages. That book was, of course, the UK hardco
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait! Although, not to criticize, but come on. Gone. Hunger. Lies, Plague, Fear. And now LIGHT? Really? Maybe the title should have been a LITTLE less positive. It's making me worried that it will have a cruddy, cliche happy ending, like the FAYZ wall comes down, and everyone's happy and it's all virtual reality and the dead kids aren't really dead. I'm crossing my fingers that this amazing series won't end in an annoying way! ...more
Deena Beena
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I started reading this the night before school, I told myself that it was going to be very emotional for me and that I was going to cry a lot. So the next day I continued reading at school, and as I was reading, I thought "Ha, this isn't that bad after all, I don't even feel remotely upset", only to get half way through the book and find tears streaming down my cheeks and goosebumps on my arms, several times I had to stop reading because I seriously couldn't control my emotions, even now, wri ...more
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All does anybody else think that the Gone kids should have a massive battle with freaky mutant alpacapillars to free themselves from the FAYZ?


...because I do.
Rachel Fisher
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For more of my reviews, go to

Title: Light (Final book in the Gone Series)
Author: Michael Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

Amazon Summary - It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious
Ayesha {Heir of Bookdom}
“Sam’s probably out there somewhere being his usual heroic self,” Caine said. “I can’t let that boy save the world all alone. I’d never live it down.”

WARNING: this review may contain spoilers, and a LOT of incoherent rambling
Yeah, ok, so um.. *takes deep breath* *shrieks*

Yeah this was pretty much the endgame the dying of the FAYZ, blah blah...

To me, it was just a punch in the face.

All severe sentimentality aside,

C.G. Drews
AAAAAAAAH!!!! End of review.

Okay, I’ll give a little more then that, but I warn you: I have an explicit book-hangover at the moment and the only thing I can focus on is “aaaah!”

Closing an epic series is no easy task. In fact, the book either ends up a roaring success or a roaring failure – not much middle ground. Fortunately (for me, that is), LIGHT ended up a screaming success. It blew me out of the water with sheer awesomeness and I might have throw the book across the room a few times while

More than a year ago, Perdido Beach, CA, was cut off from the world by an impenetrable force field twenty miles in diameter. All the children age 14 and under remained, while everyone else vanished, resulting in what was called the Fallout Alley Youth Zone or FAYZ. Some of the kids developed powers. All sorts of powers.

More than eight months ago, the food started to run o
If there's one series that captures my teenage years, it's this one. I picked up Gone five years ago at the age of 13 maybe because Sam was cute, not like I knew I was into guys at the time and five books later I've finished the series, now as an adult. I have so much history with this series, and I doubt any sleeping aid would give me back the hours I've spent reading it late into the night.

If you haven't read Light yet or the books preceding it, I'd recommend skipping this paragraph and catchi
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
If Sam dies, I think I will also die a little inside.

EDIT: MARCH 3: Holy f***. Holy f***. Holy shit. What the f***. How the f*** am I supposed to live now? This was the best book of the year for me, so far, and that's a lot since I'm mainly a romance reader and this is not a... typical romance.

But OMG. It was so badass, you guys, the end was so badass. Like you would not believe. You will laugh, you will cry, you will gasp, your heart will wrench and break and then break again and then shatter a
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe it is over.
Goodbye, Astrid. Your suffering was not in vain. Thank you for loving Sam.
Goodbye, Caine. Your obsession with power broke my heart. Thank you for loving Diana.
Goodbye, Diana. I know you. Thank you for loving Caine.
Goodbye, Sam. Your reluctant hero was never a stereotype. Thank you for loving Astrid.
Goodbye Edilio, Lana, Patrick, Breeze, Dekka,Orc, Quinn, Albert, Little Pete, and all FAYZ citizens. This has been an amazing journey.
Thank you, Michael Grant for sharing t
May 12, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I really hope this nook shows them adjusting to life outside the FAYZ. Personally, i think it will. In Gone, everyone was gone from the start. In Hunger, there was hunger from the start, ext. I think at the end of fear the wall will come down, allowing the kids back into the outside world. Then light will explain how their lives changed. And hopefully an explantion about sam and caine and the whole adoption thing.
Reading Teen
LIGHT was absolutely amazing and I'm so sad that it's over. What a fantastically satisfying conclusion to one of my favorite series ever!

Watch me babble incoherently about it on my video mini-review on the blog


(Also, we're giving away the books on the blog! Giveaway)
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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332 kids between the age of one month and fourteen years are confined within the FAYZ.

196 eventually emerged.

136 lay dead.

Dead and buried in the town plaza.

Dead and floating in the lake or its shores.

Dead in the desert. In the fields.

Michael Grant takes us to place where all adults are Gone

Hunger is breaking them apart.

They have told Lies

Everyone is dying from the Plauge

They are all living in Fear

In this book, the FAYZ wall is a glass. Adults CAN see the horror that is happeni
Elle (ellexamines)
Oct 21, 2016 marked it as zzzzz-coverporn-etc  ·  review of another edition
Series review. This isn't an actual review because I don't remember what happened in which books, even though I reread this series like eight times. I just want to reassure you all that I love the series to the end. I am so, so okay with this conclusion??

My original review of this was “In this cruel world of YA lit, all I have left is Diana's character arc.” And I want to talk about this character arc a little. Diana is a self-confessed “bad girl.” She's not the greatest person; within this seri
Alayne Emmett
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another good book from Michael Grant. This book continues on from book 5 and escalates into fireballs and monsters. It was brilliant!!! I raced through this even though it was a re-read for me.
Previously I always felt sad that this wonderful series had come to an end...not this time as there are 3 more books after this, excellent!!!
Sleepless Dreamer
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I read this book years ago but I also reread it today because hey, what better think to do on study breaks than read about a bunch of unstable teens.

Man, I grew up on this series and I still feel like this ending holds up, this ending is everything you could want from such a series. And sure, this series has many problems but ultimately, the characters are so good.

That ending still makes me tear up because it's just so so sad and such an iconic moment, such a beautiful conclusion, it wraps
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-copy
NOTE: This review used to be predictions, but since I have read it now I am writing an ACTUAL review here.

So... one of my all time favorite series is over. It is actually the first time I have had to part with a favorite so far. I'm lucky that way, though the ending for those are close too. So I gave this book five stars, but I have a few VERY small complaints. This said, I ALMOST decided to give it four stars, but obviously I decided against it. I understand that when you are a writer it is har
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here are some of the things bouncing around my head right now, about this book:

1.) I expected people to die. They did.
2.) I also expected people I liked to die. They did. (Only two of the major characters die. Guess who?)

And that's...really pretty much what happened. Not huge shockers in this one - most of the plot twist and FAYZ revelations happen in the earlier books of the series. Well, almost all of them. There aren't too many plot twists, or unexpected results here, which is part of what bu
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: old-faves
-------------------------------------------SPOILER ALERT-------------------------------------------------

I wouldn't read this review unless you have read all of the series.

I'm going to review the whole series (pretty much) on here, I think it would be difficult to review the books individually as they are so interlinked; even though they are different books they may as well be one, you couldn't read them as stand alone books.

So two years ago, I picked up a book called Gone out of the library,
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After what feels like a thousand years, I have at long last finished this series.
Interesting, but don't read if you hate series (I have learned my lesson)
Nice plot, nice ending. Wrapped up with no questions left, enjoyed reading this last book.
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Co-author with Katherine Applegate of Ocean City, Making Out, Summer, Animorphs, Everworld, Remnants, Eve and Adam.

Pseudonymous coauthor with KA of Christy (the TV spin-off books), Sweet Valley Twins, Girl Talk and various Disney spin-offs.

Pseudonymous author of Barf-O-Rama.

Author of Gone, BZRK, The Magnificent 12, Messenger of Fear, Front Lines, Monster and A Sudden Death in Cyprus.

AKA Michae

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