Title-Gone (Gone, #1)
This novel, which is part of a teen science-fiction series by Michael Grant, is a stunning 558 pages long, but don't worry! If you don't particularly enjoy longer books, you'll love this one because of it's gripping storyline. Gone is published by HarperTeen, which is an imprint of HarperCollins publishers. The paperback copy I picked up Friday at Barnes & Noble has served its purpose well, and only cost $9.99*.
Gone centers around a sleepy town on the coast of the Pacific called Perdido Beach, and a boy named Sam. Sam and his friend Quinn, along with his crush--Astrid--try to find an escape from an impenetrable dome that when prodded, gives off an electric shock that's enough to ward away the kids.
Oh yeah. The kids.
Basically, the title refers to the first few lines of the book:
"One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And then the next minute he was gone."
Everyone that is fifteen or older just disappears from the city. When children are left alone for five minutes, they cause minor trouble.
But what about forever?
I won't say anything else because I don't want to ruin the book, but I hope you read it!
www.thefayz.com is the series' site.