Thursday, August 6, 2009

June #4 - GONE

Title: Gone

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Harper Teen

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-06-144876-8

Series or stand-alone: #1

Setting:Perdido Beach, CA

1st Sentence:

299 hours, 54 minutes
One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone.


From the book:

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.

Reminiscent of LORD OF THE FLIES and with several stereotypical characters, although it was large book (coming in at 558 pages!) it kept my interest and I'll be looking for the second book HUNGER to see if some questions are answered as it just kind of ended. Then I found out it is supposed to be a six-book series, so I guess that answers one question!

Another reviewer said it reminded them of the book THE GIRL WHO OWNED A CITY. Great, another book to look up! Just what I need...

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