Grade 7 Up—”One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone.” Just vanished—along with everyone else over the age of 13 in a 20-mile radius around Perdido Beach, CA. The children left behind find themselves battling hunger, fear, and one another in a novel strongly reminiscent of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Things go from bad to worse when some of the children begin exhibiting strange powers, animals show signs of freakish mutations, and people disappear as soon as they turn 14. Gone is gripping read!
Recommended by many!!
Read ability: Grade 8 (mature teen read)
Genre: Futuristic fiction; Determination; Fantasy
Who’d like this book? This book would appeal to both male and female readers…..
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