Thursday, January 13, 2011
Gone - Michael Grant
This book was horrifying, mainly for the reason that there were no adults. As a mother, this terrified me through out the whole book. I couldn't imagine what would happen to kids like my son (who is four), if no one was there to help them. I would pray there would be saints (like Mary in this book), and good kids. But unfortunately, there are some really nasty kids in this book. With serious issues, BEFORE the FAYZ (Fall Out Youth Zone). Bullies with no one to punish them. Fires with no one to put them out. Kids injured with no one to heal them. Babies hungry, with no one to feed them.
This book is amazing on so many levels. I enjoyed the idea, the characters, the description, the relationships with the characters. The good/evil struggle, and the basic struggle of kids trying to be brave in a world with out any authority. I am really looking forward to reading the next four (just found out a fourth is due in April), books in this series.
I will, of course, keep you updated! :)
(This isn't the normal book cover, the standard one bothers me, so I chose this one:))