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…
Wow! Just wow! I did not know what to expect when I started Gone but I definitely got more than I bargained for. This book was like a roller coaster with it’s ups and downs (more downs) and I am dying to find out what happens in the next book.
It’s hard to categorize this book. It isn’t dystopian although the world is very different from ours. It isn’t post-apocalyptic although something huge did happen to change the lives of the kids. I can safely say this book is all on it’s own. It was fantastic!
The characters really make this book. Sam is just your average kid with superhero powers. Astrid is the girl genius who knows more about what really happened to make everyone over 15 disappear than she’s telling. Little Pete is an autistic 4-year-old that hides a spectacular ability beneath his quiet facade. Quinn is just a scared kid trying to find out who he really is. Then there are the bad kids. Caine is a power hungry maniac. Drake is the psychopath who does his bidding. Diana is a lackey who holds quite a bit of power over Caine. The bad kids in this book are seriously messed up but the good kids make it all worth it.
The plot in Gone took off from the very first page. From the moment the adults went missing, things went crazy. Kids developed superhero powers, animals mutated to become better predators, and bullies took over control. Every page of the book was full of surprises and pulse-pounding suspense. Gone is an addicting book.
Overall, Gone is the start to an amazing series. If you haven’t picked it up yet, now is the perfect time!