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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gone! by Michael Grant

     Ooo, ooo! Look what the lovely FedEx dude dropped off at my house today!! I won the free copy giveaway on Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog Cynsations.
     I am so excited by the premise of this book:
"In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. Gone.

"Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no Internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

"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, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else..."

Thank you Cynthia!!! I'm going to curl up with it right now...

Update! Wowsa!! Couldn't put it down - read it in a day. It is definitely strong YA, not for sex (none) but for violence (quite graphic) - but what a storyline! Kind of "Lord of the Flies" meets "The X-men." It ends well, but leaves lots of questions for a sequel which I will definitely be reading. !!



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