This book is AWESOME! I will definitely add this one on my favorite books.
When Kid Nation meets X-men—this is how I would want to describe its story. In the world created by author Michael Grant, everyone with the age higher than 14 suddenly went gone so basically the young ones are left alone. To add to this, some of the kids are developing supernatural powers and animals are mutating. What caused these phenomena? How would they survive? Who will take up the role of leading all the other kids? Follow this story of survival where bonds are being formed, tested, and destroyed.
This book has an unquestionably intelligent plot. I liked how Grant made the story move. He did not only focus on telling the story through the eyes of the main protagonist of the book, Sam Temple, but also gave the limelight to the other kids on the book, including the antagonists. He created a story set in a familiar yet unknown world waiting to be explored.
There are lots of lovable characters in the book! (Mine would be Computer Jack!) The story revolves around the lots of kids fighting, confused, and lost on how to run the place without the presence of the adults. There are kids who want the better for everyone but there are also some kids who do evil things—bullies want to rule, the kids with powers are being treated differently, and plots between kids are getting darker. Adding to this is a creature lurking in the shadows with a dangerous cause, making the book proven as an action-packed experience! Plus, I love the character developments going on through the story. Not much romance, just the way I like it.
The whole book still left some mysteries towards the end but that is acceptable as this is only the first one of a series of books. Hopefully other issues of this story would be enlightened at the next books, but given the way Michael Grant tailored the first book, I definitely believe that the next books are also going to be great! Finishing the book makes me want to immediately grab the next book of the series, HUNGER, and dive into the lives of the kids of the Gone series.
I had lots of fun reading this book! I usually do not like saying the phrase “I couldn’t put the book down” but with this one, I can actually use that phrase. I can’t stop on reading it and I dreaded the time when I need to finish the book. Reading it was a suspenseful ride with all the twists and turns inside the world of FAYZ (or the Fallout Alley Youth Zone).
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!! YA book lovers would definitely enjoy reading this!
GONE is a certified page-turner with its action-packed story, humor, and lovable characters.