Gone by Michael Grant

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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One Response to Gone by Michael Grant

  1. Fergie says:

    This book is definately a modern day version of Lord of the Flies. It is an excellent book to use when discussing the protagonist vs antagonist, as there is very obvious growth in the former character. Both of the characters in these roles are dynamic and invite lots of discussion.

    The struggle of good and evil, power corrupting, and the role of leadership are all great avenues that this book provides for book club discussions.

    The book leaves itself obviously open to a sequel and I’m sure that many readers will eagerly await to see what happens next in the FRAYZ.

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