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The first in Michael Grant's dystopian sci-fi Gone saga, Gone invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King. In this teen novel, everyone disappears—except the young. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help, and no way to figure out what's happened. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. Sides are being chosen, and time is running out. For on their birthday, they disappear just like everyone else.
Michael Grant's Gone has been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.
Topics covered in this book include bullying, loss/grieving, violence, cooperation/teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and survival.
Lexile Measure: 620L
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©2014. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover. 576 pages.