Title: Gone (Gone #1)
Author: Michael Grant
Published: June 24th 2008 by Katherine Tegen Books
If you're looking for a book that will creep you out, stay you up all night, get paranoid, and sleep with lights on (that's the exact thing happen to me). Then grab and read this book.
The book started with Sam wandering at his school then suddenly in an instant his professor has gone, everyone 15 and up has also gone.
What will you do if you were trapped inside this dome which they called the FAYZ? With no way out, with no elders for guidance, bullies do rule, with kids starting to mutate, not just kids but also animals do mutate. Everything is just getting worse.
The greatest thing I love about this book is responsibility. Everyone needs a leader, a protector, someone who will tell them the best thing to do, and they see Sam has a potential for it, but Sam didn't want to, yet he grabbed it and defend those who are in need. And there was these characters like Mary who takes care of the infants, Albert who runs a fast-food restaurant, and Dahra who takes care of the injured, they take those responsibilities to help, no one told them to do those things, and when things got worse, they can't complain but they can quit, yet they didn't. Every one of them have responsibilities to give strength and hope to one another.
Michael Grant style of writing is great, it was clearly written, shifting from one person's story to another, and it's not confusing. The book doesn't focus on Sam's story alone, yeah he's the main character so he gets the main attention, well except from Sam there was also (as far as I remember) a story of Albert and Mary at Perdido Beach, Lana at the wilderness, Caine the antagonist, and some story happening on Coates Academy and Perdido Beach. The book was written in 3rd person.
The plot is amazing its so different, I can't think of a book that is a bit similar to this one. The world-building is also amazing, you'll feel like you were part of the book seeing everything in front of your eyes and kicking Drake's face (he's the most arrogant, brutal, worst antagonist I've ever read). The fighting scenes are very well written and when things gets into the peak point you'll read with an open mouth and a big eyes, that's how amazing this book is. There's no big changes on character build-up, 'cause its obvious that there's still 5 more books. Definitely it's a page turner, it has over 500 pages that I didn't notice at first, but it doesn't matter. It's a great read you'll never regret it.
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