Gone by Michael Grant

Gone CoverA dystopian YA fantasy

Gone (Gone #1) by Michael Grant
Reading Level:
Young Adult
Release Date: April 28, 2009
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 576
Source: Amazon Vine
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

Suddenly everyone over the age of 13 vanishes, and children everywhere are left to fend for themselves. This dystopian novel, written for grades 6-9, puts a fantasy spin on the famous plot of William Golding's Lord of the Flies. The book is well written but very dark, and it frequently contains subject matter that is too mature for pre-teens and young teens. Because all the characters are 13 or younger, older teens will find it hard to identify with them, but adults who are fans of Stephen King or Dean Koontz might actually enjoy this story.

Hero: 4

Subcharacters: 4

Fantasy World-Building: 4

Writing: 4

Science Fiction Thriller Plot: 4

Overall: 4