Disappearing Adults Bring Chaos to Town

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Have you ever wished that your parents or siblings would just go away or that you could live by yourself and do whatever you wanted?

Have you ever wished that your parents or siblings would just go away or that you could live by yourself and do whatever you wanted? But if your parents or siblings really did disappear, you would probably be devastated. Gone by Michael Grant tells the story of fourteen year-old Sam Temple, whose life is turned upside down when everyone over 15 years-old disappears.

It is an ordinary day in Perdido Beach, California, when the unthinkable happens. Everyone fifteen years old and older vanishes! Everyone is having a normal day when POOF! The people fifteen years and older are gone from the city. Along with them go the phones, TVs, and computers. The children and teens have no way to get help.

Sam and his friends Quinn and Astrid try to calm everyone down and make sure the town is in order. Then a boy from a nearby school, Coates Academy, takes over. His name is Caine Sorenson, and he recruits bullies from the Academy. Together they rule the town in chaos and violence.

The teens also realize that they are acquiring new powers, such as healing or telekinesis, the ability to move things without physically touching them. Some powers are helpful, but some powers are very, very precarious. Can Sam figure out a way to eliminate the wars and pandemonium? Can he get the adults back?

Teens who enjoy science fiction, a little violence, and a little romance will love this novel. It might be challenging for people who are not strong readers. It has 558 pages and forty-seven chapters. If you enjoy Gone by Michael Grant, be sure to read the sequel, Hunger.