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Gone by Michael  Grant
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Apr 21, 2012

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It was alright. I liked it, but the resemblances between this
novel and O.T. Nelson's 1977 "The Girl Who Owned a City" (one of my childhood favorites) were strikingly uncanny.

Here's the brief Goodreads summary of The Girl Who Owned a City:
A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. Gangs and fierce armies of children begin to form almost immediately. It would be the same for the children on Grand Avenue but for Lisa, a ten-year-old girl who becomes their leader. Because of Lisa, they have food, even toys, in abundance. And now they can protect themselves from the fierce gangs that roam the neighborhoods. But for how long? Then Lisa conceives the idea of a fortress, a city in which the children could live safely and happily always, and she intends to lead them there.

A tad too much dialogue for my liking. Would've preferred more visual descriptions and action-less blabbering, please!

Aside from that though, this novel was fairly enjoyable and I will be reading the other books in the series!


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Reading Progress

April 21, 2012 – Shelved
September 12, 2012 – Started Reading
September 13, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 14, 2012 –
page 160
January 1, 2013 – Shelved as: ya-favorites

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