Reader Reviewed Gone by Michael Grant
  

Gone

Written by Michael Grant
Part of the Gone Series

13+ readers   11+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Gripping from the first moment, this is a scary, an unputdownable and a brilliantly plotted fantasy. One minute all the adults are there - next they're gone! Only the children remain and they are trapped, cut off from the outside world and, scarily, left to rule themselves. Can they survive? With no guidance, gangs start to form. Danger lurks at every corner and everyone has to make a choice – to be cruel or humane. It’s a chilling prospect and the new world order is scary for all. It's Lord of the Flies for the Heroes generation with just a dash of the X-Men thrown in for good measure.

The complete list of books in this epic series is....

1 Gone
2 Hunger
3 Lies
4 Plague
5 Fear
6 Light

..........................................................................................

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Gone a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This underrated, terrifyingly good book is a brilliant what-if book. We have discovered a better series than The Hunger Games. Teen reading simply doesn’t get better than this.'.... Scroll down to read more reviews.

Synopsis

Gone by Michael Grant

In the blink of an eye, all the adults in Perdido Beach, California, disappear. Suddenly there are no adults, no answers and the world has no rules. only those under 15 are left behind and they must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. For Sam and Astrid it's a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives... What is the mysterious wall that has encircled them and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange super-human powers? And what will happen when they turn 15 - will they disappear too?

See below to see Michael Grant getting grilled by Lovereading4kids reporter Hugh from 2009.

In the blink of an eye, all the adults in Perdido Beach, California, disappear. Suddenly there are no adults, no answers and the world has no rules. only those under 15 are left behind and they must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. For Sam and Astrid it's a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives... What is the mysterious wall that has encircled them and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange super-human powers? And what will happen when they turn 15 - will they disappear too?

Reviews

Zoe Crook, Gone is a fantastic, action-packed read that has so many twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. This wasn't really for me but I still enjoyed the premise and the interesting ideas.' Click here to read the full review.

Laoise Tabi, age 14, The books are all quite big and at first I felt it would take me ages reading the first one, but I got through it quite quickly as it is such a unique and amazing story. Click here to read the full review.

Jane Edwards One word…. AWESOME! When you read this book it’s like your hands and eyes are glued to the book.....Click here to read the full review.

Bríd Glass age 14 - I would recommend this book to teenage girls and boys because it is such a great read. I would definitely try to read the other books in the Gone series. Click here to read the full review...

Meaghan Lagan age -14 I would really recommend this book and hope to read the following books. Click here to read the full review...

Emily Setchell, age 13 I am definitely going to keep reading this series now I am hooked! Click here to read the full review...

Rob Foard, age 16 Straight from the off, this novel by the best-selling author of The Magnificent Twelve, is intense and gripping. Click here to read the full review...

Izzy Read, age 12 I would highly recommend this book to ANYONE who is not easily scared and loves gripping page-turner to read this book along with the rest of this sensational series.Click here to read the full review...

Jack Graham Overall this book is an excellent read. I would read the next books or any others by Ian Somers and recommend this to anyone 11+...Click here to read the full review...

Ayesha Afghan
Gone is an outstanding book to read. Click here to read the full review...

Katy Panter We have discovered a better series than The Hunger Games.
Teen reading simply doesn’t get better than this. Click here to read the full review...

Sarah Murray I think it is a great concept and the idea of a world without parents made me think of what my role would be...It really did make me think about my own character. Click here to read the full review...

Hugh, aged 13 I would highly recommend this book. It is gripping story with many sub-plots and you cannot put it down. Click here to read the full review...

Claudia, aged 16 It's a book that has everything; Excitement, Tension, Danger and Romance, making it a brilliant read for just about anyone. Click here to read the full review...

Emer O'Brien, aged 13 If you are easily frightened, or your faith in humanity is easily shaken, don't read this. For the more mentally robust, this book is the read of a lifetime. One of the greats. Click here to read the full review...

............................................

'Gone is an exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up . . . This is great fiction. I love this book.' - Stephen King

'A potent mix of action and thoughtfulness - centred around good and evil, courage and cowardice - renders this a tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed and utterly breathless.' - Booklist

About the Author

Michael Grant

Michael Grant has always been fast paced. He’s lived in almost 50 different homes in 14 US states, and moved in with his wife, Katherine Applegate, after knowing her for less than 24 hours. His long list of previous occupations includes cartoonist, waiter, law librarian, bowling alley mechanic, restaurant reviewer, documentary film producer and political media consultant.

Michael and Katherine have co-authored more than 150 books, including the massive hit series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies. Working solo, Michael is the author of the internationally bestselling series GONE and the groundbreaking transmedia trilogy BZRK.

Michael, Katherine and their two children live in the San Francisco Bay Area, not far from Silicon Valley.

Q&A with Michael..

Where and when were you born?

Los Angeles California. There was a manger involved.

Where do you live and who with?

I live in Irvine, California, which is in “The OC” as we would say. I live with my wife, K.A. Applegate, and our two kids Jake, 11 (feet tall) and Julia, 9 (inches tall.) We have three pets: Goofy, a very large, very stupid, very sweet, poop-eating yellow Labrador; Pugs a nasty, hostile, ugly, yapping pug who I have not yet managed to kill; and Lightning, my daughter’s cat.

How did you first start writing?

My wife and I started writing together in 1989. At the time we were cleaning homes and offices for a living. Since then we’ve written over 150 books, sometimes together, sometimes separately, often under pseudonyms.

What inspires you?

Fear of having to get a real job. Oh, you mean artistically? I don’t know. I seem to be a compulsive writer. I like the rush of taking on something difficult, having no clear idea what I’m doing, and somehow pulling it off.

Have you won any awards for your work?

Fine, rub my nose in that. Great. Actually, the only award I have is a Pollie Award for political ads I produced for the Democrats a few years back.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Amused. Impatient. Political.

What do you do to relax?

Watch TV. Go to restaurants. I don’t find reading fiction relaxing, exactly, it’s too much like work. I tend to read history for relaxation.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
576 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Michael Grant
More books by Michael Grant

Author's Website

themichaelgrant.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Publisher

Egmont Children's Books

Publication date

3rd September 2009

ISBN

9781405277044

Categories


I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools