A regular day. Just another six hours at school. Then? Poof. Everybody is gone. Teachers. Parents. Anybody over the age of fifteen. Phones, television, anything to get help. Just gone. The FAYZ. A perfect circle, twenty miles in diameter. Its center is the power plant. Its barrier is painful to the touch. And nobody can get out.
Some find themselves in terrible situations. Lana finds herself dying in a terrible car crash, bones shattered. Others take advantage of the newfound freedom. Albert finds a way to open the McDonald's to feed the children. And yet others become leaders.
Then the most terrifying development occurs. Some - teens, children, animals - are discovering they have impossible mutations. Some can create deadly light, others fire. They can see the power levels of others, or move things with their mind. Animals mutate, finding themselves able to speak or fly. And others have nothing at all- no protection against the mutants.
The battle is only just beginning. Read more...
Michael Grant is the author of the GONE series, which includes six books: Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear, and Light. The fifth book, originally named "Darkness", has been changed to "Fear", as it "fit better to the page and to the story".
Michael Grant says he wrote the GONE series to "freak you out." He also states, on his site, that he wrote them because "in my head I imagine this reader. Sometimes it's a girl, sometimes it's a boy. It changes. But in any case there's this reader. And I want that reader to pick up GONE, and to be unable to put it down until they have read every word. I want that reader to forget everything else going on around them and become completely engrossed. When they're done with the first book, I want them to need that next book desperately. I want to surprise that reader and scare that reader and make and make that reader fall in love. In the end I want the reader to put down the book and think, 'Man, that was fun.' " Read More...
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