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Gone

Grant, Michael (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
Authors: Grant, Michael, 1954-
Title: Gone
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 558 p. :,maps ;,22 cm.
Summary: In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
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ISBN: 0061448761
9780061448768
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Grant
Subject Headings: Good and evil Juvenile fiction. Paranormal fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction-2008.
Topical Term: Good and evil
Paranormal fiction
LCCN: 2007036734
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Book #1 of the Gone series


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Jul 25, 2014
  • read04440 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was a great read. Most of the time it was suspense filled and had unexpected twists at every turn. I really enjoyed the multiple povs, and felt like I was with the characters as they experienced the impossible. The plot moved steadily and really kept you on the edge of your seat. The only thing I didn't like was towards the end. The multiple povs usually helped, but they kept traveling outside the action. For example, if most of the action was focused on Sam, Astrid, and their gang, suddenly I'd be reading a slow few pages about Lana and her dog. I understand why the author would want to do something like that, I just personally didn't like it. Overall though this book was GREAT. I can't wait for the next book.

All of the children in Peridido Beach wake up one morning, have breakfast and continue with their normal routine. But one thing is about to change. In the blink of an eye, all of the adults above the age of 15 disappear. There is no explanation to why they are GONE.

The town of Peridido Beach and surrounding areas are enclosed in a dome like barrier that is separating the real world and this fantasy world. The children at first are scared, but soon realize that they have the freedom to live wherever they want and eat whatever they want; not realizing it would come back to bite them in the butt. While everyone was freaking out about the so called "POOF", the FAYZ was created. The FAYZ stands for Fallout Alley Youth Zone. In the FAYZ there were unusual events happening like battles with coyotes and crazy mutations, but that's not all. The children are developing abnormal powers that are going to be used for both good and evil.

The fate of Peridido Beach will lie in the hands of one boy by the name of Sam Temple and his girlfriend Astrid Ellison. Not to mention the 5 year old autistic brother of Astrid. It will be a long battle to defeat The Darkness.

Jul 18, 2014
  • Oicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Easy read with endless twists that will definitely keep you reading!

This book was alright. I found it too farfetched to finish the series thought... It got even worse as the series goes on. Nor was it suspense fill enought for me to get over the ridiculousness of it. If you like books where the protagonist has supper powers then okay you will like this book.

May 28, 2014
  • celeste_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this was an AMAZING book i couldnt put it down it made me feelo like i was there with sam and astrid and everybody else

Apr 13, 2014
  • SchaundaX rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sam just wants to be a kid. Now he is in the spotlight when all the adults disappear the community. Realizing they are all trapped under a dome is not their biggest challenge. The kids are finding out they're not all normal.

Really good read 5/5

Amazing Book, If you like the series "Under the Dome" and love Si-Fi, then this is the book for you!!! 5 Stars!!!!

i honestly couldn't finish the first book. got too bored

Dec 08, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gone – Book one in the Gone Novel Series; a very good book but I found it a bit hard to follow. For those who are considering if they want to read this terrific series, the six books in this series are: Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear, and Light. These are teen rated books, not recommended for juvenile readers. If you enjoyed this book, finish the series and then read Charlie Higson’s The Enemy book series starting with ‘The Enemy.’ Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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Jul 18, 2014
  • Oicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jan 31, 2014
  • blue_zebu_51 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 21, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Oct 16, 2013
  • andrewzo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 25, 2013
  • indigo_yak_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 11, 2013
  • GPKJ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 29, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

dixiedog thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Dec 31, 2012
  • raheelfamily rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

raheelfamily thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Oct 18, 2012
  • haezellnutt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

haezellnutt thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 17

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Book geared toward preteens and early teens. Everyone ages fifteen years of age and older disappear from a small town named for a nuclear reactor plant. the kids ban together to try and restore order while they try to figure out why their parents and older siblings disappeared. very fast paced and interesting story line.

Jul 09, 2014
  • DaisyDenisse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Everyone Over The Age Of 14 Disappears All Of A Sudden. No One Used Magic Nothing. Everyone From The Age Of 15 And Older Disappear. Just Poof! No Noise No Nothing. The Only Thing That Appears Was A Wierd Wall That Burns When Yuh Touch It. Some Teens Are Developing Powers Including The Little Ones.
You Have To Read This Book! Its Amazing!!

Welcome to perdido beach where our slogan is "radiation what radiation" no longer perdido beach, california its peridido beach the FAYZ (fallout alley youth zone) wherever, whenever and whyever that is. to put things bluntly at your stay here you'll notice strange things happening like for instance everyone over the age of 14 disapears we have no adults internet or phones nothing but kids some kids find changes happening to themselves that are wierder than puberty (we are not kidding) such as devolping powers like shooting lazers out of your hand with no adults around who's the big kahuna? well the strongest kid of course the fayz is a war zone youll also find the fayz wall which is basicly a big blank impnetrible sphere Barrier that's 20 miles in circumfrence you'll also notice muttations in animals such as coyotes as big as great danes who can talk and well to put it blunt kids still have problems from their old life (or universe) like bulimia sadism and such oh the charachters go deep down well basicly ive told you what is going on without spoilers who wants it spoiled right also try not to die

Jun 16, 2011
  • MadSasha rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For some reason, everybody 15 or older dissapears. Kids rule the world. Disturbing, unnatural, and odd things happen.

Sep 19, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Welcome to the FAYZ, short for Fallout Alley Youth Zone. There's no one who's over the age of fourteen; they've all "poofed," they're just gone. But the strangeness only starts there. There's a circular dome, surrounding the land within a ten-mile radius from the nuclear plant. The wall is impenetrable and burns you if you touch it. There are strange mutations in the animals, such as seagulls with talons, winged snakes, and talking coyotes. Some kids have also developed strange powers. The rules of the world are changing, and Sam is running out of time before he turns fourteen and is bound to poof.

The kids from Coates Academy come down to the town of Perdido Beach, and one of them, named Caine, basically takes over. He acts as if he's benevolent, but people are dying, and it's because his sheriff and Captain Orc's little gang of bullies keep beating people up who break the rules imposed on them by Caine. And while some of these rules are actually valid, others prevent people from gaining any power to oppose Caine.

Sam, Quinn, Edilio, Astrid, and Little Pete find themselves thrown together for survival. Sam knows that something is off about Caine, and he also has a power to shoot fire from his hands. They are constantly running from Caine or one of his allies. They eventually meet a girl Lana, who is a healer, and discover that Little Pete has special abilities of his own. When they save a bunch of kids with power from Caine, who had them imprisoned with their hands cemented in blocks, the kids join their movement to take Caine down. The struggle escalates, and all their lives are at stake.

When I first read the summary for this book, I was extremely intrigued. This new world is almost like a parallel universe. Reading into Astrid and Sam trying to figure out where they were and what was happening to their world was very stimulating. There is a lot of exciting action in this novel, Gone was simply an amazing book; I don't think I can stress that fact enough, and I recommend it to everyone. This book is very thick, and I hope its length will not discourage anyone from reading this fantastic story.

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Jan 21, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: have the other books ready because YOU WILL BE HOOOOOOOKKKKKKKEEEEEEEDDDDDD

May 24, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very intense!!

May 24, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: lots of fist fight ending in bloody injuries, some bloody battles with death and injury a girl gets in a car accident and is described pretty graphically. lots of additionel murders and sad scenes

May 24, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: mostly mild piss,damn,bitch,hell ect.......

Oct 18, 2012
  • readerxgirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: They swear quite a bit.

Aug 23, 2011
  • Perenelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Lots of disturbing and gross things in this book. Fighting and injuries that may be slightly disturbing to some people.That doesn't stop it from being good, though.

Jun 16, 2011
  • MadSasha rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Sep 19, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Ad Augusta, per augusta - to high places by narrow roads.

Oct 18, 2012
  • readerxgirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Well, since no one else is taking them, I might as well take the roast." (Astrid said)
Sam leaned down to look at the display. "Okay, I give up which one is a roast?"

Oct 18, 2012
  • readerxgirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Some bad stuff has happened to all of u," Sam said. "Some very bad stuff. We're beat up, we're tired. We don't know what's going on. The whole world has gone bizarre on us. Our bodies and minds have changed in ways that are even weirder than puberty."

May 31, 2011
  • jormic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone. No 'poof.' No flash of light. No explosion."

May 02, 2011
  • dorothywei rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I could pick you up, fly you into the ceiling, or slam you against a wall."

Dec 31, 2010
  • ermehgerdberks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Do you think they're aliens?"

"Ummmm......... if they were aliens, I think they'd be driving UFO's, not BMW's."

Sep 19, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Its a msitake to let me live, Sam" Caine warned. "You know I'll be back."

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Jun 01, 2011
  • jormic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 02, 2011
  • dorothywei rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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