ISBN: 9780061448782
Series Number: 1
Published: May 2009
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…

Within the blink of an eye, everyone over the age of 15 is gone. Written by New York Times bestselling author Michael grant, set in the Southern Californian town of Perdido Beach, an impenetrable dome is placed around the town, or the FAYZ, locking every child inside with no contact to the outer world. Follow the protagonist of the story Sam, as he uncovers the mystery of the sudden barrier with his best friends, Astrid and Quinn alongside him, plus the unexpected and curious development of powers in characters. Gone is followed by 5 thrilling and captivating sequels: Hunger, Lies, Fear, Plague and Light. Follow the chaos of the town through several characters eyes, and watch relationships grow, fall out and burn. This page turning dystopian/sci-fi series is suitable for teens and young adults, who thrive on action, mystery and a captivating plot.

Review by Genazzano FCJ College student