What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

UNSOLVED: One specific book > YA, Science Fiction - Set in the future, no one over a certain age is alive

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message 1: by Paige (new)

Paige | 1 comments Hello,

I read this book as a preteen around 2001, and sadly I don't remember much beyond some basic plot points. It was a hardcover book, had a yellow/olive green cover with an image of an eye, and was around 200 pages.

The book took place in the future, and everyone over a certain age (possibly 15) had vanished. There were a handful of main characters, though I only remember one of which possibly being named Ella. One scene early on in the book featured one of the protagonists, who was about 10, attempt to drive a car.

The book had some shorter chapters/interludes that had a programming/coding theme to them, but I don't recall what purpose these served to the rest of the story.

Google searches point to "The Girl Who Owned a City", but this wasn't the book I read. The one I'm looking for may have been based off that book, but it was definitely set in the future, with futuristic technology and the like.

Thanks for the help!

message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 6 comments Maybe the Fire-Us series?

The Kindling (Fire-us, #1) by Jennifer Armstrong

message 3: by Zebby (last edited Aug 07, 2018 11:33AM) (new)

Zebby | 10 comments Could it be Lilith's Brood?



message 4: by SBC (new)

SBC (essbeecee) | 856 comments Here's a list of a whole bunch of books with a similar theme which might be worth a look -

message 5: by Ryan (new)

Ryan | 7 comments Its not the FAYZ series is it... Gone by Michael Crichton is the first

Basically everyone over 15 dissapears.. Theres lots of protagonists that try to drive

And there was a clever kid who could program and was going to sort out a phone system for them... 6 books in total

message 6: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4839 comments Where does the story take place?

message 7: by Bargle (last edited Sep 09, 2018 05:59AM) (new)

Bargle | 1217 comments Ryan wrote: "Its not the FAYZ series is it... Gone by Michael Crichton is the first"

The FAYZ series is by Michael Grant, not Crichton. Link to the series page.


message 8: by Yang (new)

Yang Aegean | 3 comments Hope you already find it. If not, maybe The Three Body Problem?

message 9: by Maria (new)

Maria | 43 comments At first I thought of The Girl who Owned a City too. But the eye tipped me off. You're looking for this: Shade's Children by Garth Nix

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