I finished Gone by Michael Grant tonight.
The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian, sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King.
In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.
There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
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, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...
Michael Grant's Gone as been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.
This book was weird for me. At times I didn't really care for it, but I found that I didn't want to put it down. The writing seemed immature. Maybe because its a male author or has a male main character, both which I seem to have a hard time getting absorbed in. Or it could be simply that only the young survived so it's meant to be that way.
But the whole world was strange too. The whole thing with the kids having powers. And then the coyotes that can now talk. And the Darkness. It was all weird.
I did like Sam and Astrid. But there was too much action for me to really love it. There needed to be more character story. That being said, the main plot of everyone over the age of 15 disappearing intrigued me. We find out why but even then I want to know what happened to those people.
So while I sit here and say that I only liked the book okay, I'm also saying that I'm really intrigued in reading the next book in the series. Weird.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I traded this book with a friend.