Monday, 16 March 2009
Michael Grant - Gone
Mr Ripley's Review
Lord of The Flies for the Heroes generation.
Gone by Michael Grant is a fascinating read. One moment Sam is sitting in school listening to the teacher and the next minute everyone over 15 has disappeared. Sam then takes a journey not only to find out what has happened, but a journey to overcome his own short-coming and fears.I was hooked after just a few pages.The story flows really well, as the pages turn very quickly. Twists and turns are in abundance, I was left guessing until the very end; leaving a wide open void for the next book entitled Hunger. This will be published in June in the U.S. Mature themes like leadership, death, growing up, survival, and others make for wonderful character development and an excellent story. This book has just about everything you need in a great novel. I highly recommend this one; everyone who has read this book has said amazing things about it. Five out of Five.
Suddenly there are no adults, no answers. What would you do?In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive.But everyone's idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power...Even kill.For Sam and Astrid, it is a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives...What is the mysterious wall that has encircled the town of Perdido Beach and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange powers? And can they defeat Caine and his gang of bullies before they turn fifteen and disappear too?It isn't until the world collapses around you that you find out what kind of person you really are. This is a chilling portrayal of a world with no rules.
Published by Egmont Books - 6 April 2009