May 01, 2018

#BookReview: Gone (Gone #1) by Michael Grant #YABC @bookclubbiblio

Its another month that means its time for April's pick meeting!! We hope that you all join us at 5pm EST at the Winter Haven Library to discuss Gone by Micheal Grant! 

About the Book:

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.

There are teens, but not one single adult. 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 15th birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

Reviewed By: Endy (50pages) Jessica P. (almost 100 pages) 
Publisher: HarperTeen
Recommended Age: Middle Grade
Genre: Scifi 
How I Acquired this book: Purchased 
Overall rating: 
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About the Author:
Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, the Messenger of Fear series, the Magnificent Twelve series, and the Front Lines trilogy, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn’t tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, with whom he cowrote the wildly popular Animorphs series. You can visit him online at and follow him on Twitter @MichaelGrantBks.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I was very bored early on 

Check out author's other books? Maybe 
Recommend this book? No

Notes and Opinions: I know that a ton of people loved this one but for me it just didn't work out at all. I started off with really wanting to read this one but around 100 pages I wasn't pulled into the story. I thought the kids were kind of stupid, I found myself through most of the start yelling at them to do things that they weren't doing. I think one of the early on things was that one of the kids mentioned that their area was falled Fallout Ally but no none thought about getting out of the area as there was no one there to power the Nucular Power Plant. So what happens when it blows up?  

This one I think would work out better for a middle grader (mid middle grade) as the children were all in middle grade. For me and Endy it just fell to far from the bar to be interesting. 

Go Into This One Knowing: More Middle Grade vs. Teen, Slow, Idiot Kids

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