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The Kindling (Fire-us, #1)
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Science fiction, possibly young adult, all the adults disappear? [s]

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Samantha | 10 comments It's not the Gone series.

Also, I remember that the girl got her period. And I think one of the boys wore glasses? They all had to travel somewhere. There might have been aliens involved.


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Kate Farrell | 4072 comments Mod
The Girl Who Owned a City has the adults all disappearing.

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Cheryl (cherylllr) I don't suppose it's the series that starts withTomorrow, When the War Began?

Jackie "the Librarian" | 219 comments Possibly the Fire-Us series by Jennifer Armstrong, book one is The Kindling.
The world has been wiped out by a deadly plague that killed all the adults. Without them, children perished of hunger and disease. No more people, no more electricity, no more civilization -- just mildewed houses, overgrown yards, and abandoned cars. Yet on a highway strip outside a small town in Florida, the words "We're Still Here" are painted in letters big enough to be seen from an airplane -- although no planes ever cross the empty sky.

Miraculously, seven children have survived among the ruins. They cannot remember their names, their families, or much else from the Before Time. But they have forged a new family, with new names: Mommy, Hunter, Teacher, Action Figure, Teddy Bear, Baby, and Doll.

They must face each day with enough hope to endure and the strength to realize that there may be nothing out there worth living for. Then one day, a new kid shows up on their doorstep and changes everything. He invites them to join him on a dangerous journey to Washington, to find a man called President if he's still alive -- and seek the answers to the mystery at the heart of the Fire-us.

Or, it could be Shade's Children by Garth Nix:
From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up. One day, in the not-too-distant future, everyone over the age of 14 simply disappears. The remaining children are rounded up to live in dormitories. Once they reach their "Sad Birthday" they are sent to the "Meat Factory," where they are dismantled and used to make up the horrible half-human, half-mechanical creatures that fight the violent, ritualistic battles of the seven warlords who have taken over Earth. Some of the young people, however, develop psychic abilities that make escape from the dorms possible; they live underground, doing their best to avoid the creatures and certain death.

An almost-sentient computer, Shade, uses teams of escapees to help him discover the secrets of the warlords so that he can return things to normal. When his best team completes a nearly impossible mission during which one of their own is captured, Shade refuses to authorize a rescue. It then becomes clear to the teens that he has no intention of letting things return to normal and that they are the last chance to save humanity from robotic servitude. Although this is a fast-paced, exciting, and often graphic story, it is pretty serious science fiction and its appeal will be limited to fans of the genre. Straight narrative chapters alternate with files from Shade's increasingly unbalanced memory, a device that works well in this context. A well-written and engaging book.?Carrie Schadle, New York Public Library

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Nairabell | 76 comments Cheryl in CC NV wrote: "I don't suppose it's the series that starts withTomorrow, When the War Began?"

Only if it's the first book. Book 2 onwards has adults - lots of them.

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Samantha | 10 comments It is definitely The Kindling from the Fire-us series.

Thank you Jackie and everyone else as well!

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