dinsdag 29 mei 2012

50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 22: Gone by Michael Grant (Gone # 1)

Title: Gone (Gone # 1)
Author: Michael Grant
Story: In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. 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...
Start: may 22nd 2012
End: may 29th 2012
Comment: Michael Grant has taken a very common child's fear, the fear of being left alone, and coupled it with science fiction. Everyone in the ages over 14 disappear for no reason and all the children are left behind and have to take care of themselfs. One of the kids, Sam, is our main characters and he's very relatable. The problem with books that mainly have teenagers in them is that they get cliché and they are very stereotypical. That's not the deal here, there's enough room for character development and you can really relate to a lot of them. I especially liked Sam, Astrid, Lana and Little Pete. As for Caine, not very likeable but a well written antagonist. It's a very exciting book, pretty violent and graphic. It's also a very big book, 550 pages long. Don't let the physical size scare you, because it's easy to read and very exciting so hard to put it down. "Gone" was very captivating and fast paced. Highly enjoyable and I'm definitely going to continue this series.
Rating: 4,5/ 5

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