The final heart-stopping adventure in the Keepers series, following Museum of Thieves and City of LiRead Review
When everybody disappears above the age of 15 and groups rise up and try and take control, you would think 'Lord of the Flies' has been there, done that, however, with Gone this is not the case.
Not only are all the people above the age of 15 gone, henceforth the title, some people have accumulated strange powers. Lets face it, teenagers fighting for power and with powers, what more to love. However a story starts to unfold and with strange plots and interesting characters. Yes, I know you are all thinking that is what everybody says about every book but in Gone there is a private boarding school for misfit children which really does have some interesting characters. After reading through the book some more hidden mysteries are revealed and you start to realise that down below all the romance, fighting there is a good quality story.
A good book for people who like action but also want a bit of plot to a story. Does contain violence and not so nice people.
I love this book because it is so exciting with everything happening so quickly. You just can't stop reading it. Even though I have only read a tiny bit of it I am already loving it! Go Sam!
This has got to be my all favourite book, it is a MUST READ for anyone looking for a great book to read. Not only does it have a great, intense and smart story line, but it also engages the reader and allows for you to think what it would be like to be in the situation of the characters.
Drake, although evil and messed up, is my second favourite character, next to the all powerful Sam Temple.
Well done Mr Grant, Well done :)
This story is original and amazing. Gone kept me thinking of what it would be like without parents, or how I would feel if I was one of those with supernatural powers.
Sam Temple is your average 14 year old boy; the type who isn't popular, but isn't quite a nerd or a loser. He's the type to blend in with the others, and often would be thought of as invisible. He has normal grades, and partly a normal life, and he's a surfer. What's special about him was once he had saved everybody in the bus when the driver had a heart attack, and he calmly took the driver's place and drove them to safety, after that calling the police. If he hadn't done that, the bus would've toppled off the cliff and into the sea. But that was long ago, and people have forgotten that incident.
So when everyone aged 15 years and over have suddenly disappeared in Pedido Beach all at the same time, the kids have been looking towards Sam. What was a 14 year old going to do? What about the babies in deserted homes? How are they going to live? And what's with these strange powers that people have been developing?
EEK. I met Michael Grant.
But that's besides the point, because I have loved this novel from the start. This novel, and the rest of the series. It's crazy wicked awesome. I love the action, the emotion, the sadism and suffering, those glimpses of hope. The sickness of the teenager's minds, the absence of adults. The 'magic', even. I am forever dreaming how I would be/would LIKE to be in this world. Michael Grant's characters are so relatable, and yet so out there in the situation. He's continuously keeping me on my toes, and I even can't help but appreciate every character that comes and goes. I cringe and rejoice with them, and even if I don't cry, I feel for them. Superdy fantastic, folks. Read. But not for the fainthearted ;)
Did I mention I met Michael Grant?!
This has got to be my favorite book of all time.
This book is action-packed and filled with emotion and frightening characters.
A MUST READ.
In a small town in southern California, everyone over the age of 15 has disappeared and some sort of abnormal wall has appeared around the area. With no adults there are only kids left to run the town and some of them have the power. Ranging from healing to mind control (moving objects etc) some kids are much more powerful than others and the bullies plan to take over the town.
The main character was Sam.He had the power to shoot lightening out of his hands, but didn't always want to use it. He was a good leader but at the beginning he didn't really want to be the leader he just helped when needed. I liked him much more by the end of the book because he took his responsibility.
Astrid was a very smart girl who helped Sam and made him into a leader. She has blonde hair and is pretty. I liked her because she was brave helped Sam a lot and was always looking after her younger autistic brother, Pete..
I liked the way that the book was written. There was lots of suspense and the characters built and changed their personalities. I enhoyed the storyline and liked the way that the town was very different to a normal town.
The book would have been better if the main character spend more time in the city and understood/used his powers more.
The suitable audience for this book is people who like an action sort of book and don't mind a little bit of violence. I don't think this book would be suitable for young children but I think older people would like this book.