I felt horrible doing that but he s a loose cannon and he s only going to get worse I don t think saving this boy is an optionOne of the take home messages of this book is the conseuences of a social structure that is pretty familiar to most of us The dynamic that we see in a group of kids where there are bullies who find the weakest people and torment then doing verything they can to make life miserable for those kids And this causes a lot of fallout because people forget Nighttime Sweethearts ethics and what s morally right so that they can have peace from the bullies Inssence they become part of the problem contributing to a micro society in which children get hurt because veryone
is afraid to speak up and stand up against the bullies and the ones who are running things for their afraid to speak up and stand up against the bullies and the ones who are running things for their twisted self absorbed reasons It made me shudder to see what these children did to ach other because they thought it was the Safe in My Arms easiest option to keep control of things I ll be honest I was bullied and picked on big time It made me hate seeing the so called weak or different people get targeted and treated that way I m no fighter but I made a promise that I d stand up for someone who couldn t do that for his or herself I was glad that the kids like Sam and Edilio what a sweetheart were than willing to do thatI had some issues with the decisions that were made by the kids They had no real sanitation rules They didn t use their resourcesffectively They had very poor nutrition unnecessarily because there was a supermarket full of healthy things like fruits and vegetables proteins grains They ate mostly junk like candy ice cream soda pop you name it I guess I was looking at things through grown up Presunta colpevole eyes which did cause me some discomfort I was glad that they did organize care for the babies and kids too young to watch out for themselves because Mary and her brother took on that job I was also glad that Dahra worked as the medical provider Albert took over the McDonalds and provided food for the community Even so I see some problems ahead unless the kids set up a civic structural system in whichvery person is accountable over thinking this I knowI loved the relationship between Astrid and Sam They had an innocent love but also a strong friendship and support system in which they watched out for Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem each other and did what they could to helpveryone through this situation Astrid was the brain very smart but also very kind She had to take care of her younger brother who was autistic and Safe Words extremely gifted with powers I ll get to the powers part later Give me a minute Not anasy task for a young girl but she did it I was rooting for things to work out for these twoAnother character who turned out to BE A FAVORITE WAS LANA LANA IS IN A a favorite was Lana Lana is in a bad position when the His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, event happens the one in which all the people over fourteen disappear Shends up getting horribly injured and is about to die when her power to heal manifests Oh I was on the The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, edge of my seat seeing her stranded wounded very badly with only her dog to protect her from the wild animals in the desert I was so glad that she was able to get out of that situation Of course shends up in a worse situation that ties in with the kids in town and in a big way as this book culminates It might seem like a deus Pursuit of Justice ex machina to have a character who can healven the most grievous wounds but I was glad that she did have the power These kids have a lot stacked up against them already They need all the advantages they can getNow lets talk about the power Some of the kids Sam included have supernatural abilities that start manifesting I thought this part was very cool How Caine approaches this with his Dangerous to Touch evil little posse made my hair stand onnd I can t Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude even conceive of children being as cruel as that lot were The powersnd up playing a pivotal role in this story and I am sure that this will continue to be a very strong Rodeo Daughter element in the forthcoming books I liked the X Men sort oflement it brought to the story and how kids that were often bullied and felt useless got to play important roles in the fight against Caine and his Posse of EvilI wanted to give the author a nod of thanks for making the FAYZ Fallout Alley Youth Zone a multicultural My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze environment with children of all races Everyone is important and it was nice to see that there was a rainbow represented here That speaks highly to meIf you re an adult and you don t think you couldnjoy young adult books this is one I d recommend If you re like me you will be riveted to this Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses exciting story It has a lot to offer as far asntertainment but also stimulates the brain as you are confronted with this bad situation that this young kids have to face I cannot stop reading these books I m way too invested no. Ul against powerless And time is running out on your birthday you disappear just like A Wanted Man (Silhouette Intimate Moments, everyonelse “A potent mix of action and thoughtfulness centered around good and My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, evil courage and cowardice renders this a tour de force that will leave readers dazed disturbed and utterly breathless” ALA Booklist starred reviewRead thentire seriesGoneHungerLiesPlagueFearLightMonsterVillainHero. .
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Michael Grant S Writing AndGrant s writing and totally blew me away Maybe it was because I am partial to the sci fifantasy genre but truthfully I don t think it had anything to do with it This story was just WOW Imagine sitting in class one day maybe you are paying attention to your teacher maybe you are daydreaming about surfing then all of a sudden your teacher disappears What would you doIt just so happens that this very scenario happens to Sam Temple in his history class It turns out his teacher isn t the only on missing it turns out that anyone over the age of thirteen is missing Not just missing but disa I tried and tried to love this book but I just couldn t connect with it The concept was a brilliant one It was the reason I decided 1 Gone 2 Hunger 3 Lies 5 Even though Michael Grant may be an asshole I m still impressed by his books Can t wait to keep reading and finally find out how this series nds My reading and finally find out how this series The Baby Album ends My I hereby predict that sometime in the next year or so the next big Young Adult obsession will be with the book Gone by Michael Grant and with the subseuent books that I hope he writes uickly because I might die if I don t know the what and the why and the how and thewell EVERYTHING This is apparently the first in a series of six books I also predict that it will take off like the Harry Potter and the Twilight Series with almost as many adults reading the series as kidsFor one thing this book is creative genius I can take a guess at some of Grant s inspirations but I truly hope that my doing so doesn t take away from Grant s originality because to me this book felt 100% new and Grant is brilliant to have woven his ideas together in such a phenomenal way The story is thisveryone over the age of 15 disappears one day all in the same instant After the initial panic a power struggle Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose ensues a la Lord of the Flies But that s not all it turns out that some of the kids have developed certainlet s say uniueskills a la Heroes which help and harm in their strange adultlessnvironment The story surprises despite having some familiarity and I simply couldn t put it down I Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc., even once tucked it under my shirt and snuck it into the ladies room at work with me so I could continue reading Oh and there sven some teen love in there too and who doesn t love young love No one I tell youI admit the cover art and the summary on the book jacket are a little hokey I can overlook the summary after all I thought the summaries for the Twilight series sounded ridiculous as well so I think my distaste has to do with my being in my thirties than anything lse That
"very well may "well may the same for the cover art too but I do think it will hinder the book s allure for adult readers If you guys over at Harper Collins are reading this you might want to consider ditching the random people on the book jacket and instead design it as it looks without the jacket on it matte black with shiny blue title in large letters on the front But that s just my two centsWhen it comes down to it though the book jacket art is pretty irrelevant With or without it this book kicks some serious ass And you don t have to be a young adult to think so Highly njoyable Hooks you at the very start I drive through the traffic veryday about an hour in the morning and definitely than an hour at nighttime So while reading the first few pages of the book I said wow this should happen here in Manila Imagine all adults to disappear altogether without a trace at one time and all adolescents will follow once they turn fifteen Obviously this is okay as long as I and my loved ones are xempted heheThis is a YA book and so the characters are all young adults Sam has a I put this book aside about two weeks ago saying I would definitely go back and finish it as I only had about 100 pages left But it doesn t look like it now I m simply not in the mood to pick it up again And as I m not planning on spendi This was a very good book about adventure mutants superheroes and just the plain old story of surviving high school only this time there are no adults to keep a check on thingsThis novel tells the story of how one day in a small Californian town Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) everyone 15 and over mysteriously disappears But that s not all The town becomes surrounded by a strange spherical barrier no one gets in or out And stranger still the children and teenagers left behind are discovering that some of them have weird mutant powers And that snakes can fly And coyotes can talk In a world gone mad power and leadership are up for the picking In a world run by children power belongs to the bullies the sadists or the mutants So I m going toxplain the reason it got four instead of five stars Well I ve spent the last few wee. The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian sci fi saga Gone is a page turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen KingIn the blink of an Cowboys Baby (Ranching Family, eyeveryone disappears Gone Except for the young There are teens but not one single adult Just as suddenly there are no phones no internet no television No. Ks reading books that are
Instantly Gripping They Throw Yougripping they Throw You Into The you into the of the story and build up their characters around it this book however takes time at the beginning to introduce and Between the Land and the Sea (Marinas Tales, exploreach character in a way that I feel would have been much Gilligan Unbound effective if it had been integrated throughout the novel But it s not just that I have some issues with the female charactersAs a woman and a feminist I love strong females in books But the strongest female in this book was probably Diana the psychopath andven she was most notably only the girlfriend of the opposition The girls in this book are all beautiful or cute and are important only as ornaments on the arm of the leaders all of which are male there never seemed to be any discussion in this book as to whether the chosen leader
WOULD BE FEMALE ALSO I GREW INCREASINGLY ANNOYED BYbe female Also I grew increasingly annoyed by way Sam was built up as Astrid s saviour and hero I had higher hopes for Astrid at first she was described as a genius and I thought she could be a great contribution to solving their predicament but she was actually fairly useless often needing to be rescued herself My favourite female of the book is Lana She survived alone in the desert without Gone for Soldiers ever needing a guy s help unless you count her lovable dog Patrick and she braved a truck crash coyote attacks and I hope there s strength and admirable ualities coming from her character in the second installment Which by the way I amxtremely looking forward to because the story is VERY good Hotshot P.I. even if my rant seemed to suggest otherwise I suppose I should provide some kind ofxplanation as to why I didn t finish reading this bookIt s not because the concept was stupid actually the concept was uite interesting and would make for a fantastic philosophical discussionIt s not because it was poorly written actually it was written uite well with a great plot and interesting world building and action packed scenesIt s not because the characters were horrible or annoying Actually Sam is really likable if not frustrating Astrid is such a relief as a female protagonist and the secondary characters are realistic and well fleshed outIn the Mean Girls end I would actually recommend this book to peoplespecially fans of sci fi and particularly middle school children It s like a modern sci fi version of Lord of the Flies only cooler and there s no PiggyNo the reason I couldn t keep reading it was because I wasn t Moonlight and Mistletoe (Harlequin Historical, enjoying it The reason I wasn tnjoying it was rather stupid but since Duty to Protect everyone over the age of 15 is gone I was kind of frustrated because there was only one girl and boy actually taking care of a small number of babies The rest were just being abandoned in their carshouses or whatever and I couldn t get absorbed in the storytelling while I was mentally yelling at the kids to go rescue the babiesStupid I know Pathetic Yeah I m WELL aware of it but that s just the way it isAlso because I m kind of an authoritarianleader type person I was thinking ofverything they SHOULD be doing and how they SHOULD be organizing and kind of frustrated that Sam was being so wimpy about taking charge But he s fourteen I know he deserves slack but yeahSO go read it please My inability to finish this book had nothing to do with the writing and was all about me being irrational and crazy I read this book out of curiosity with no preconceived notions Merely because I was curious what kids would do in a world with no adults I admit I was blown away Mr Grant told me a story that I couldn t put down From the beginning my mind was full of uestions about how this happened how the kids would survive what could prevent the same thing from happening againSo many uestionsSam is the kind of boy you want to have around when the world goes crazy He s definitely the reluctant hero type but usually they come through for you like no other Because they do what needs to be done simply because it needs to happen Not for glory not for recognition Sam doesn t want to be the guy but he knows that no one lse is going to do it And when Caine and his posse come down from Coates Academy taking over and making things mostly worse someone has to step up to the plate to stop himThis book is intense violent and sometimes sad Some of these kids die A lot of them get hurt pretty bad I m not a mother yet but I love kids and I hate to see them suffering It was a bit painful to watch Even harder was seeing the cruelty and potential for vil that some of these children showed Drake who is basically Caine s bully boy is a psychopath He loves hurting people and he feels no remorse about doing it In my mind I was weighing the options ven thinking that they needed to kill him because he was like a rabid animal bent on destruction. Way to get help And no way to figure out what's happenedHunger 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 dayIt's a terrifying new world Sides are being chosen a fight is shaping up Townies against rich kids Bullies against the weak Powerf. ,