I suppose I should provide some kind of explanation as to why I didn t finish reading this bookIt s not because the concept was stupid actually the concept was uite interesting and would make for a fantastic philosophical discussionIt s not because it was poorly written actually it was written uite well with a great plot and interesting world building and action packed scenesIt s not because the characters were orrible or annoying Actually Sam is really likable if not frustrating Astrid is such a relief as a female protagonist and the secondary characters are realistic and well fleshed outIn the end I would actually recommend this book to people especially fans of sci fi and particularly middle school children It s like a modern sci fi version of Lord of the Flies only cooler and there s no PiggyNo the reason I couldn t keep reading it was because I wasn t enjoying it The reason I wasn t enjoying it was rather stupid but since everyone over the age of 15 is gone I was kind of frustrated because there was only one girl and boy actually taking care of a small number of babies The rest were just being abandoned in their carshouses or whatever and I couldn t get absorbed in the storytelling while I was mentally yelling at the kids to go rescue the babiesStupid I know Pathetic Yeah I m WELL aware of it but that s just the way it isAlso because I m kind of an authoritarianleader type person I was thinking of everything they SHOULD be doing and A War of Witches how they SHOULD be organizing and kind of frustrated that Sam was being so wimpy about taking charge Bute s fourteen I know American Hipster he deserves slack but yeahSO go read it please My inability to finish this bookad nothing to do with the writing and was all about me being irrational and crazy I put this book aside about two weeks ago saying I would definitely go back and finish it as I only The Solomon Complex had about 100 pages left But it doesn t look like it now I m simply not in the mood to pick it up again And as I m not planning on spending money on the next instalments of the series I will probably never read them anyway so why continueereI really don t know why Gone wasn t able to intrigue me It is a clever and absolutely thought provoking story that definitely got me thinking How would I react if people suddenl I Filthy Rich hereby predict that sometime in the next year or so the next big Young Adult obsession will be with the book Gone by Michael Grant and with the subseuent books that Iope Heal the World he writes uickly because I might die if I don t know the what and the why and theow and thewell EVERYTHING This is apparently the first in a series of six books I also predict that it will take off like the Harry Potter and the Twilight Series with almost as many adults reading the series as kidsFor one thing this book is creative genius I can take a guess at some of Grant s inspirations but I truly Sanctuary hope that my doing so doesn t take away from Grant s originality because to me this book felt 100% new and Grant is brilliant toave woven is ideas together in such a phenomenal way The story is this everyone over the age of 15 disappears one day all in the same 1 Gone 2 Hunger 3 Lies 5
Even Though Michael Grant May Be An though Michael Grant may be an I m still impressed by is books Can t wait to keep reading and finally find out The American Tradition of Descent-Dissent how this series ends This is my first exposure to Michael Grant s writing ande totally blew me away Maybe it was because I am partial to the sci fifantasy genre but truthfully I don t think it ad anything to do with it This story was just WOW Imagine in class one day maybe you are paying attention to your maybe you are daydreaming about surfing then all of a sudden your teacher disappears What would you doIt just so appens that this very scenario Legal Analysis (2012) happens to Sam Temple inis istory class It turns out is teacher isn t the only on missing it turns out that anyone over the age of thirteen is missing Not just missing but disappeared No cell phones no television no Internet Poof goneSam as been in a orrific experience like this before well maybe not exactly like this Sam Everyman had saved a bunch of kids in a school bus after the driverad a The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) heart attack good ole School Bus Sam Sam was a natural leader bute didn t feel like it Everyone was looking up to A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, him for answers but all Sam felt was guilt Guilt because there was a possibility that this wasis fault Sam as this little problem e can shoot beams of light out of Tarot for Magical Times hisands and burn people s ands off Literally But I guess things like that appen when you live in Fallout AlleyThankfully Sam isn t alone He Dangerous Heat has is best friend and surfer brah uinn The genius Astrid who Samas secret feelings for and the faithful and dependable EdilioOf course in any untamed civilization there is always a power struggle those who Birds, Beasts, and Bandits have it and those who want to take it away It turns out that Sam isn t the only one thatas powers When the kids from the private school Coates Academy show up Sam and Astrid realize there is something going on It also doesn t elp that the kids from Coats and the kids from Perdido don t exactly get alongCaine from Coates Academy comes in dazzles everyone with is charm and takes control of the FAYZ aka Fallout Alley Youth Zone Caine The Accidental Startup hasis own secrets He The Man in the High Castle has powers ofis own And if Essays from the Visit of Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas to Heidelberg he thinks your powers might be a threat toim A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires he takes care of you one way or another But when Caine s sinister sidekick Drake allows a girl to be beaten to death with a baseball bat for doing a magic trick things go from bad to worseCaine knows that everyone looks up to Sam as a leader so starts the battle of good vs evil Besides Caineas In Darkest London his ownidden agenda toward Sam Oh And did I mention that when you turn fourteen you poof too So not only does Sam Naturalistless have to saveis new world e will be fourteen in a week or so No worries though Yeah rightThere are so many twists and turns in the plot that you won t be able to put this boo. The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian sci fi saga Gone is a page turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the orror of Stephen KingIn 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. Were often bullied and felt useless got to play important roles in the fight against Caine and is Posse of EvilI wanted to give the author a nod of thanks for making the FAYZ Fallout Alley Youth Zone a multicultural environment with children of all races Everyone is important and it was nice to see that there was a rainbow represented The Miracle Equation here That speaksighly to meIf you re an adult and you don t think you could enjoy young adult books this is one I d recommend If you re like me you will be riveted to this exciting story It The Dawn of Modern Thought has a lot to offer as far as entertainment but also stimulates the brain as you are confronted with this bad situation that this young kidsave to face I cannot stop reading these books I m way too invested now This was a very good book about adventure mutants superheroes and just the plain old story of surviving The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, high school only this time there are no adults to keep a check on thingsThis novel tells the story ofow one day in a small Californian town everyone 15 and over mysteriously disappears But that s not all The town becomes surrounded by a strange spherical barrier no one gets in or out And stranger still the children and teenagers left behind are discovering that some of them Samael Aun Weor, The Absolute Man have weird mutant powers And that snakes can fly And coyotes can talk In a world gone mad power and leadership are up for the picking In a world run by children power belongs to the bullies the sadists or the mutants So I m going to explain the reason it got four instead of five stars Well I ve spent the last few weeks reading books that are instantly gripping they throw you right into the middle of the story and build up their characters around it this bookowever takes time at the beginning to introduce and explore each character in a way that I feel would Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, have been much effective if itad been integrated throughout the novel But it s not just that I Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 have some issues with the female charactersAs a woman and a feminist I love strong females in books But the strongest female in this book was probably Diana the psychopath and even she was most notably only the girlfriend of the opposition The girls in this book are all beautiful or cute and are important only as ornaments on the arm of the leaders all of which are male there never seemed to be any discussion in this book as to whether the chosen leader would be female Also I grew increasingly annoyed by the way Sam was built up as Astrid s saviour andero I Goethean Science hadigher Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! hopes for Astrid at first she was described as a genius and I thought she could be a great contribution to solving their predicament but she was actually fairly useless often needing to be rescuederself My favourite female of the book is Lana She survived alone in the desert without ever needing a guy s Digital Crossroads help unless you counter lovable dog Patrick and she braved a truck crash coyote attacks and I ope there s strength and admirable ualities coming from er character in the second installment Which by the way I am extremely looking forward to because the story is VERY good even if my rant seemed to suggest otherwise Highly enjoyable Hooks you at *the very start i drive through the traffic *very start I drive through the traffic about an The Einstein Theory of Relativity hour in the morning and definitely than anour at nighttime So while reading the first few pages of the book I said wow this should How to Negotiate Your First Job happenere in Manila Imagine all adults to disappear altogether without a trace at one time and all adolescents will follow once they turn fifteen Obviously this is okay as long as I and my loved ones are exempted eheThis is a YA book and so the characters are all young adults Sam as a friend uinn and a love interest Astrid Together they find the possible reason for the disappearance of the people and they meet all interesting characters and go through a lot of twists and turns just like the everyday Manila traffic to get into the bottom of this phenomenon including its possible solutionThe storytelling is straightforward and Grant s imagination is so fertile I thought I would write a letter to our President Noynoy and recommend Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, him to solve the congestion of vehicles during rush and even not too rushours Why not If a YA author like Grant can think of all the interesting characters and situations in the book maybe The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore his creativity can be put to better use not only for readers but for the whole country or even the whole world World peace anyoneMy only complaint about this book is attributable to myself Why oh why did a 48 year old man like me find this enjoyable if not better read than Kazuo Ishiguro s surreal The Unconsoled I really don t know It is readable gripping made myeart beat faster and it does not make
ME SLEEPY EVERY TIME I AMsleepy every time I am it Oh maybe I don t read too many YA books so Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber having it once in a while feels liberating Or maybe I amaving a midlife crisis so I find this kind of plot not revolting but definitely worth my reading timeI will definitely borrow the next 4 books and read them in between the literary classics Maybe that would be my strategy to finish the 1001 books before I dieThank you Ace Jose I New Exploration hope you stop growing so you keep on buying and reading YA books and then pass them on to me Iope that despite our The Shaping of Western Civilization huge age difference we will be friends forever My loveee I tried and tried to love this book but I just couldn t connect with it The concept was a brilliant one It was the reason I decided to buy the book in the first place but once I started reading it I couldn t establish a connection with any of the charactersI just felt as if I was an outsider and not able to grasp any of the emotions of the characters I didn t feel as if I was part of the story At times I thought there was too much telling as opposed to showing There were also many passive sentences that didn tave the effect an active sentence would ave ad I really wanted to grasp the story but it just didn t appen It was just an okay read. Ul against powerless And time is running out on your birthday you disappear just like everyone else “A potent mix of action and thoughtfulness centered around good and evil courage and cowardice renders this a tour de force that will leave readers dazed disturbed and utterly breathless” ALA Booklist starred reviewRead the entire seriesGoneHungerLiesPlagueFearLightMonsterVillainHero. .
K down until it s well gone But don t fret this is only the beginning of a six part series The characters are well developed I love when you feel like you really connect with characters and this was one of those experiences You not only get to experience Sam s part of the story but the views of many other characters There is action suspense romance and fantasy all rolled into one Gone is a spectacular beginning to what I can only ope will be a thrilling series Amazing I read this book out of curiosity with no preconceived notions Merely because I was curious what kids would do in a world with no adults I admit I was blown away Mr Grant told me a story that I couldn t put down From the beginning my mind was full of uestions about Medicine and Religion how thisappened The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, how the kids would survive what could prevent the same thing fromappening againSo many uestionsSam is the kind of boy you want to Valentino have around when the world goes crazy He s definitely the reluctantero type but usually they come through for you like no other Because they do what needs to be done simply because it needs to appen Not for glory not for recognition Sam doesn t want to be the guy but e knows that no one else is going to do it And when Caine and Shunned his posse come down from Coates Academy taking over and making things mostly worse someoneas to step up to the plate to stop Craving (Willow Creek, himThis book is intense violent and sometimes sad Some of these kids die A lot of them geturt pretty bad I m not a mother yet but I love kids and I Oba, the Last Samurai hate to see them suffering It was a bit painful to watch Evenarder was seeing the cruelty and potential for evil that some of these children showed Drake who is basically Caine s bully boy is a psychopath He loves Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, hurting people ande feels no remorse about doing it In my mind I was weighing the options even thinking that they needed to kill im because e was like a rabid animal bent on destruction I felt The Wood Demon horrible doing that bute s a loose cannon and First Shapes he s only going to get worse I don t think saving this boy is an optionOne of the takeome messages of this book is the conseuences of a social structure that is pretty familiar to most of us The dynamic that we see in a group of kids where there are bullies who find the weakest people and torment then doing everything they can to make life miserable for those kids And this causes a lot of fallout because people forget ethics and what s morally right so that they can Dispatches from Dystopia have peace from the bullies In essence they become part of the problem contributing to a micro society in which children geturt because everyone is afraid to speak up and stand up against the bullies and the ones who are running things for their own twisted self absorbed reasons It made me shudder to see what these children did to each other because they thought it was the easiest option to keep control of things I ll be Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) honest I was bullied and picked on big time It made meate seeing the so called weak or different people get targeted and treated that way I m no fighter but I made a promise that I d stand up for someone who couldn t do that for Ancient World his orerself I was glad that the kids like Sam and Edilio what a sweetheart were than willing to do thatI Fighter had some issues with the decisions that were made by the kids Theyad no real sanitation rules They
DIDN T USE THEIR RESOURCES EFFECTIVELYt use their resources effectively Събрани разкази, Том 5 had very poor nutrition unnecessarily because there was a supermarket full ofealthy things like fruits and vegetables proteins grains They ate mostly junk like candy ice cream soda pop you name it I guess I was looking at things through grown up eyes which did cause me some discomfort I was glad that they did organize care for the babies and kids too young to watch out for themselves because Mary and The Real James Herriot her brother took on that job I was also glad that Dahra worked as the medical provider Albert took over the McDonalds and provided food for the community Even so I see some problems ahead unless the kids set up a civic structural system in which every person is accountable over thinking this I knowI loved the relationship between Astrid and Sam Theyad an innocent love but also a strong friendship and support system in which they watched out for each other and did what they could system in which they watched out for each other and did what they could Waterloo (Sharpe, help everyone through this situation Astrid was the brain very smart but also very kind Shead to take care of Cinderella her younger brother who was autistic and extremely gifted with powers I ll get to the powers part later Give me a minute Not an easy task for a young girl but she did it I was rooting for things to work out for these twoAnother character who turned out to be a favorite was Lana Lana is in a very bad position when the eventappens the one in which all the people over fourteen disappear She ends up getting คนรวมวิญญาณ 1 โรงเรียนติววิญญาณ horribly injured and is about to die whener power to eal manifests Oh I was on the edge of my seat seeing er stranded wounded very badly with only Mary After All her dog to protecter from the wild animals in the desert I was so glad that she was able to get out of that situation Of course she ends up in a worse situation that ties in with the kids in town and in a big way as this *Book Culminates It Might Seem Like A Deus Ex Machina *culminates It might seem like a deus ex machina Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, have a character who caneal even the most grievous wounds but I was glad that she did Halt v nebezpečí (Hraničářův učeň, have the power These kidsave a lot stacked up against them already They need all the advantages they can getNow lets talk about the power Some of the kids Sam included Miss Emily have supernatural abilities that start manifesting I thought this part was very cool How Caine approaches this withis evil little posse made my Phoenix (Black City, hair stand on end I can t even conceive of children being as cruel as that lot were The powers end up playing a pivotal role in this story and I am sure that this will continue to be a very strong element in the forthcoming books I liked the X Men sort of element it brought to the story andow kids that. Way to get What The Queen Wills (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales help And no way to figure out what'sappenedHunger 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 dayIt's a terrifying new world Sides are being chosen a fight is shaping up Townies against rich kids Bullies against the weak Powerf.