Harper Teen, Paperback, 9780061448782, 558pp.
Publication Date: April 2014
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 has been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.
“Extraordinarily skillful pacing, which leaves the reader constantly on the verge of a new discovery.”
“A tour de force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a a little like this novel.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)