Gone Special Edition (Paperback)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062236913, 592pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Disappear into the first book in Michael Grant's Gone series--specially priced for a limited time--before the series finale, Light, is published on 4/2/2013
Packed with mystery, action, and a touch of fantasy, the Gone series is perfect for fans of dark dystopian novels, such as Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games and Veronica Roth's Divergent, as well as classic survival stories like Lord of the Flies. As Stephen King says, "This is great fiction. I love these books."
In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. 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.
And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents--unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers that grow stronger by the day.
In the postapocalyptic town of Perdido Beach, California, sides are being chosen; a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Powerful against powerless. It's a terrifying new world.
Praise For Gone Special Edition…
“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)