|“||Welcome to Perdido Beach, where our motto is: "Radiation? What radiation?"||”|
—Quinn to Edilio in Gone
Perdido Beach is a fictional town on the coast of south California. It is where most of the Gone books are centered. Thirteen years earlier in Perdido Beach's history, a meteorite hit the power plant and spilled radiation hundreds of feet into the ground. Astrid believes that the people of the power plant just paved over it, unaware of what they were doing. Since then, hard radiation had been seeping into the water and food of the people of Perdido Beach. It has been described as a sort of deserty beach, complete with cliffs over the beaches, cacti, the town center, and housing.
- Perdido in Spanish and Portuguese means lost, so this name translates to 'Lost Beach', maybe referring to its disconnection from the outside of the FAYZ.
- Michael Grant has stated that Gone was partially inspired by the TV show 'Lost' (aired on ABC), thus this is the origin of "Perdido."
- Coincidentally, Perdido Beach is a real place in the USA, although it is in Florida, not California.
Locations in Perdido BeachEditThe notable locations in Perdido Beach are:
- The McDonald's
- Barbara's Day Care
- Town Plaza
- Perdido Beach School
- Nuclear Power Plant
- Highway 1