Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gone by Michael Grant

****Gone by Michael Grant****

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 9/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 19/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 92/100
Grade- A

In the blink of an eye.
Everyone disappears.
Gone.
Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.
The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

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This book had everything that I look for in an original read. This is the kind of story that makes me think and wonder about all kinds of things. The characters were very well crafted and mysterious. I would have loved to get more of a background story on some but I could understand why I didn't. You're reading in the moment. If you aren't trying to figure out what's going on then you're at the edge of your seat quickly reading through action packed pages.

The action wasn't very gory or cringe worthy. We got enough details to worry about the characters but not so much to feel disgusted. I very much enjoyed the entire novel. At the end you are left on a happy note but still wondering what will happen next. I am so thankful that the second book in the saga titled Hunger is already released and I will buy it tomorrow.

Overall I would say that Gone was a fast paced read that keeps you guessing. Your reading about a place that is so much like your own but with so many unexpected twists. Gone is great for boys and girls alike. I encourage you to read this book if you're into out of the norm experiences.

-Amanda

1 comment:

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I'm not sure if I would like this series, but it was a great review :)

-Briana