Gone represents how every child’s dream can become a nightmare. Suddenly having powers and the disappearance of every adult is what happens in a kid’s sleep. This is not the case for the youngsters inside the Fallout Valley Youth Zone, the FAYZ. Michael Grant has created the beginning of an epic series which contains death and destruction, loyalty and betrayal, right and wrong and ultimately the difference between light and darkness.
Sam Temple a boy that has nothing that would instantly make him stand out is forced to face his demons and attempt to lead his companions through the treacherous times. When his nemesis Caine, a young natural leader from the nearby Coates school, comes and rules over the town in a democratic dictatorship strange things begin to happen. Some children begin to develop powers allowing Caine to reveal himself and seize the place properly banishing Sam and his friends. Sam has an ulterior mission and that is to find the desirable Astrid’s younger brother Little Pete. Can Sam cope with all this responsibility or will he lose strength and crack under pressure?
Grant has woven a compelling story that stitched itself to my fingers.Constant action makes it unbearable to have to wait until the next book is released. This book should be read by anyone 12+ due to the scenes of death, cruelty and violence that the book contains. It is a fantastic novel and I would highly recommend that you read it.