Gone by Michael Grant – Book Review


Imagine a world where everybody fifteen and over suddenly disappears without warning.In Perdido Beach, California, exactly this has happened leaving all children fourteen years and younger fending for themselves. When some of the kids develop powers capable of much bigger things than they anticipated, it’s a matter of life or death when they are force to choose sides.

Some aspects of the story were very detailed, like the problems the main characters face in the FAYZ,  (Fallout Alley Youth Zone) the area within the barrier that surrounds Perdido Beach. The map at the front of the book was very helpful and I kept turning back to it to get a sense of where the action was happening compared to all the other locations.

Apart from Sam, Quinn and Astrid’s story we also follow the story from Lana’s perspective. I think that I would have preferred Lana being the main character because I thought that she was unique and generally had a more likable personality. She was brave and smart and we learnt this through the way she acted instead of being told.

Will I read the next book in the series? Yes, because I want to know what happens to the characters and the ending was left open without answering some of the questions I had.

Next review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I’m really looking forward to reviewing this book!

4 thoughts on “Gone by Michael Grant – Book Review

  1. Lilie January 22, 2016 / 9:45 am

    I want to read this book now!


  2. SciFi and Scary September 4, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Just reading this now. I just got done reading The Knife of Never Letting Go, and it doesn’t compare, but its definitely still a good book.


  3. aentee @ read at midnight August 24, 2015 / 9:44 am

    The next books really improves on this one and fleshes the characters out more, they also encounter increasingly complex and adult issues – hope you will continue with it! All The Bright Places was amazing as well, have fun!


    • Fiction For Teens August 25, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks for that information – I’ll borrow it from the library when I get the chance. All the Bright Places was brilliant and I loved reading it!


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