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.
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Mr. Grant told me a story that I couldn't put down. From the beginning, my mind was full of questions about how this happened, how the kids would survive, what could prevent the same thing from happening again....So many questions.
Sam is the kind of boy you want to have around when the world goes crazy. He's definitely the reluctant ...more
It's not because the concept was stupid - actually the concept was quite interesting and would make for a fantastic philosophical discussion.
It's not because it was poorly written - actually it was written quite well with a great plot and interesting world building and action packed scenes.
It's not because the characters were horrible or annoying - Actually, Sam is really likable if not frustrating, A ...more
This novel tells the story of how one day in a small Californian town everyone 15 and over mysteriously disappears. But that's not all. The town becomes surrounded by a strange spherical barrier, no one gets in or out. And stranger still, the children and teenagers left behind are discovering that some of them have w ...more
I really don’t know why Gone wasn’t able to intrigue me. It is a clever and absolutely thought-provoking story that definitely got me thinking. How wo ...more
This is a YA book and so the characters a ...more
I also predict that it will take off like the Harry Potter and the Twilight Series, with almost as many adults reading the series as kids.
For one thi...more
2.) Hunger ★★★
3.) Lies ★★.5
Even though Michael Grant may be an asshole, I'm still impressed by his books. Can't wait to keep reading and finally find out how this series ends! ...more
I just felt as if I was an outsider and not able to grasp any of the emotions of the characters. I didn't feel as if I was part of the story. At times, I thought there was too much telling as opposed to showing. There were also many pass ...more
Gone is simply the best YA book I have read since Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls, and stands right beside The Hunger Games and the Knife of Never Letting Go as some of the best dystopian sci-fi around...
In Perdido Beach, life is normal (mostly) until a sudden disruption results in the disappearance of ever ...more
Imagine sitting in class one day, maybe you are paying attention to your teacher, maybe you are daydreaming about surfing, then all of a sudden your teacher disappears. What would you do?
It just so happens that this very scenario happens to Sam Temple in his histor ...more
I felt sorry for all the kids in this story, to have every person over the age of 15 simply disappear would have been awful, especially for those kids too young to survive on their own.
The storyline in this was about the kids trying to find ways to survive after all the over 15’s disappeared, and trying to fulfil basic necessities such as food and nappies for the younger kids, whilst trying to work out if help was coming ...more
Anyhoo. Thankfully, this series has nothing to do with that.
*Ok. Stop laughing at me! I only glanced at the blurb a few years ago! You gotta admit that "Blah, blah, blah, a bunch of people disappear. ...more
Every character in this book has dymanic, none of them fall flat at all. There are opp ...more
This book I think is popular and also has quite number of fans but I haven't read it immediately because the book was very thick and I just find that I'm too lazy to follow a series like this. However I changed my mind and finally decided to read the first book.
At first my opinion about this book is, it is a very easy read. The sentences and the dialogues are kept s ...more
Undoubtedly, this sounds like a lot of craziness, and yet it all so ...more
This definitely falls into the "overrated" category for me. The writing is... not good. Many long conversations where each sentence ends in "he said/she said" and a lot of telling but no showing. I didn't like any of the characters very much, Edilio was probably my favorite, and they weren't written realistically. You're telling me a bunch of 14 years ...more
i'm not even counting this book towards my reading challenge because of how early i dnfed it. the concept sounded okay-ish at first, then i heard there were some problematic parts, then there were too many pasty ansty boys, and the concept turned boring after the first few pages :/ ...more
Why I Recommend Bumping This Down On Your TBR: Michael Grant made problematic statements about children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder being a burden, he called his Native character a throw-away, and he said something about his Front Lines novel being more fiction than reality in that women were never involved in the war?
Sources: https://www.goodreads.com/user_status... ...more
This book was fun, funny and very fast paced!I really like all of the weirdness in this book. I also liked a lot of the characters! I think what I loved the most was the well roundness of the characters. We have a super dude, a Mexican, we have a challenged little kid and we have the teens from an academy their parents sent them because they were trouble. I recommend this book a lot. Can't wait to get to the sequel!
Babies to fourteen year olds are the only ones left - bewildered, lost, afraid, alone. Grade nine students Sam, his best friend Quinn, and Astrid the Genius are quick to realise what's happened, but ...more
The basic idea of the entire story was pretty good. I, personally, love the idea of a bunch of kids/teens getting trapped on an island until they turn 15 and are teleported elsewhere with the rest of the adults. It somewhat reminded me of the basic idea of Lord Of The Flies. If the author had left the idea with that it would have been a somewhat enjoyable read. If the author had left it at where th ...more
This is a very unique book. I thought it was going to be dystopia-blah, but it really isn't dystopian. There is no corrupt society or government. It's just a beach town where all the adults have disappeared and the kids are trapped inside a giant forcefield.
You know, the usual.
I think Michael Grant did a really great job with this concept. He explored every angle of what it mi ...more
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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 ...more