Teen Read, Teen Reviewed: Gone by Michael Grant
Ever had the question: “What would your life be like if you had no parents?” I did and, luckily, I found a book that would answer all those questions with a little bit of fantasy of course.
The book I found was called Gone by Michael Grant and, yes, it is a young adult book – here’s the heads up:
Sam Temple is your ordinary fourteen year old. He goes to school like everyone else and has a mom whom he gets along with pretty well. In school, Sam doesn’t have many friends – well except Quinn. He also has a crush on this girl called Astrid (who people call Astrid the genius because everything you don’t know SHE KNOWS). Anyways, Astrid really isn’t attracted to him though…at least not for now. And, for Sam, well he’s not very bright – by bright I mean not smart.
One day, Sam is at school and his teacher suddenly disappears – like “poof.” Everybody notices that every kid in the school who is over fifteen (and yes adults too) just “poof’” and, just to add to their luck, there’s no internet, no phones, and no TV (well except for DVD’s if you have one)! Soon, everyone in California and maybe the whole world over fifteen is disappearing.
Some kids find it fun. They steal, they eat, they play, and well… they don’t really care
Sam does care.
A few days pass, and the teens soon discover that they also are stuck in a dome with no way out – except if you want to vaporize and electrocute yourself then you found your way.
Hunger begins to strike. There’s hundreds, maybe even thousands of babies, that can’t walk in their homes without a parent. The bullies take advantage of bullying others – even killing others – that is until Sam finds out that he has a mystical power that can burn just about anything.
Now does Sam stand up and becomes a hero helping many children…no, no he doesn’t
Then one day, an academy comes from close by making themselves leaders and doing what today we would call a government. The academy kids really mess up leaving children as doctors with no experience and also as fire fighters and a mayor who is called Caine leading everyone. Soon they all start evolving powers fighting, killing disasters occur and Sam finds out a secret he never would have thought his own mother would keep from him…
If you want a book that has action and adventure well this is your book. NAH that sounds to cheesy – I’d rather say hey I am not making you read it it’s your choice you can read it or not…
“The darkness is near…” Gone