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Gone (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Michael Grant

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Title:Gone
Authors:Michael Grant
Info:Katherine Tegen Books (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 576 pages
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Gone by Michael Grant (2009)

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This book was amazing! Pretty wild and far fetched, but really a good read. I can't wait to read the next three in the line. The author's fan page is pretty hilarious as well. He seems quite the character himself. ( )
  annabw | Feb 21, 2017 |
There were many times while reading that I thought this was the perfect modern equivalent of "Lord of the Flies". Children left to care for themselves, dividing into factions, filling the power vacuum left by the absence of adults. The supernatural powers made things more intense and gave the story a bit of a "Heros" feel. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Feb 7, 2017 |
Poof! In the town of Perdido Beach, one morning everyone over the age of fifteen disappears. In the blink of an eye as it were. Think 'Lord of the Flies'. But with mutants, bullies, talking animals and a mysterious barrier.'Gone' is the first in a series of six (and counting???). ( )
  orkydd | Feb 2, 2017 |
Mir hat das Buch gut gefallen. Insgesamt jedenfalls. Ausser, das es mit 512 Seiten etwas schwer war, lies es sich schnell und gut lesen. Der Schreibstil ist einfach, der Plot nachvollziehbar Und spannend. Dadurch, dass in der Stadt ein Internat für gestörte Jugendliche war ist der Psychopathenanteil gut gegeben und die Superkräfte halten das ganze etwas frisch, da man nicht genau weiß, wer als nächstes mit einer aufwartet, was dann passiert, und vor allem, was für eine derjenige hat.

Was mir nicht so gut gefallen hat: Die Spitznamen. Schulbus-Sam? Computer-Jack? Ernsthaft? Ich habe so das leichte Gefühl, dass Kinder sich bessere Namen ausdenken würden. Das hatte so ein ganz leichtes TKKG-Feeling. Und nicht im positivem Sinne. Jedes mal, wenn jemand einen Spitznamen benutzt hat war das störend und hat mich aus der Geschichte gerissen.

Das andere, was mir nicht gefallen hat: Der Autor kann seine Figuren nicht leiden sehen. Oh, es wird gestorben. Aber die Radiesschen werden nur von Figuren von unten betrachtet, die man noch nie gesehen hat, den Namen nicht mal kennt, und die man auch nicht vermissen wird. Die Hauptcharaktere tragen nicht mal eine Narbe davon. Was irgendwie mies ist, wenn man gerade über einen Krieg liest mit No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.

Die Charaktere sind reizvoll. Sam, der geborene Anführer, der eigentlich gar keiner sein will. Er hat mich an Jack von Lost erinnert. Eigentlich will er nicht, aber… er kanns ja auch nicht mit ansehen und die anderen würden ihm überall hin folgen.

Caine, der immer einen Plan hat. Wie Artemis Fowl, aber in bösartig. Und charismatisch. (Nichts gegen Artemis, aber der hat Geselligkeit nicht gerade mit dem Löffel gefressen. Wenn Butler nicht ständig hinter ihm stehen würde hätte er sicherlich schon seeehr oft Prügel bezogen).

Quinn, der sich als einziger vollkommen vernünftig verhält, nämlich verängstigt und verstört.

Und natürlich alle anderen. Am Schluss kommen noch viele neue Gesichter dazu. Ich denke, die werden dann in den fünf nächsten Büchern besser beleuchtet. Was mich jetzt schon wieder wurmt. So ganz leicht. Sechs Bände mit jeweils mindestens 500 Seiten bis ich weiß, wie die Geschichte zu Ende geht. Das ist ganz schön viel. Ich dachte als ich das Buch gelesen habe dass es nur drei sind, was ich schon sehr nervig fand. Aber sechs? Nuja. Das sind besser sechs sehr gute Bücher, oder ich werde nicht bis zum Ende lesen.

Aber was solls. Es ist alles nur eine FAYZ. Man darf ja nicht den Humor verlieren. ( )
  Nomnivor | Jan 12, 2017 |
Three starts because I am indecisive. I liked this book, I did. But at the same time, I was also bored by it. Parts seemed excessive, rambling and dragged on, when they could have been shortened and made the book far more dramatic. It was seriously 150 pages too long and it just seemed a bit repetitive.

One of the other issues I had, and perhaps it's just how I read it, but was the massive amount of characters introduced right away. I felt that I spent most of my time trying to figure out who was who and picture them in my mind. There are very few character descriptions (Astrid is blonde, Sam is a 'surfer' kid, Caine had dark eyes) that didn't give me a clear idea of this person. Luckily the cover of this book has some of the characters on it that I used for reference. Maybe these things don't bother other people, but when I have a hard time seeing the character in my mind, I have a hard time remembering them and their importance throughout the book. Lots of cronies, lots of town kids, lots of people in general with not a lot of scenes but had the time to be fully introduce.

Blah, sounds like a rant, but I think if the book is going to 550 pages, maybe not dropping all the characters on me at once would be nice.

Anyway, I liked it. And I didn't. Good idea, interesting premise, etc etc. Just a little bit cyclical in some parts, or unnecessarily long and they didn't need to be. ( )
  s.pando | Nov 4, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061448788, Paperback)

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.

Gone.

Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

Hunger 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 day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

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In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.… (more)

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