Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review/Teen Tuesday #5: Gone (DNF)

"Welcome to Perdido beach, where our motto is: Radiation, what radiation?" 

Gone by Michael Grant isn't a horrible book if you are wondering why I didn't finish it (DNF). I'm just not into third person point of view books, and everyone in the book is under 15 years old, which shouldn't be a big deal considering it's in the premise, but it bothers me. I picked this book out because I have never read a post-apocalyptic novel, even though I'm a big fan of movies from the same genre (e.g. The Road, Waterworld, and The Book Of Eli). *Wait, I actually think I need to amend that last statement. I've read The Host by Stephanie Meyer, which I think counts as a post-apocalyptic novel.

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.
There are teens, but not one single adult. 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...

I would recommend this book to actual young adults around the ages of the characters and also to people who enjoyed Lord Of The Flies. This series does have a supernatural flare though so if that bothers you I would steer clear.

Is it fair for me to rate this book, since I didn't finish it? I'm not sure but there's my rating anyway.

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