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Harper Collins, Jun 24, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 576 pages
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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...


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User Review  - Ingleton144 - Tesco

My 11yr old daughter bought this book but she couldn't finish it so, as usual I thought waste not want not so I decided to read it and OMG what a read, my first thoughts were is the author sure that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diba - Goodreads

Character development: 4/5 Writing:4/5 Plot:5/5 very clever Overall: 4.3/5 enjoyed the series loads but I feel like it starts dragging on in the 5th book. Read full review

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Michael Grant is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series. He has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.

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