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Written by Michael Grant

Part of the The Gone Series Series

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks Science Fiction

LoveReading View on Gone

Gripping from the first moment on, 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.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Gone Synopsis

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?

Gone Press 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...

Joe Wilkes, age 14        
the great thing I feel Grant did well was ensuring the outlandish core storyline seems to fit, and not seem overly-ostentatious, even for a sci-fi! 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

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ISBN: 9781405277044
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405277044
Publication date: 03/09/2009
Publisher: Egmont Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405277044
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Gritty Reads, Science Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About 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 ...

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