Review: Gone

gone series reviewed by a kidTitle: Gone

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Electric Monkey (Egmont)

About the book: When everyone over the age of 15 disappears, it is chaotic for everyone left behind. Sam Temple finds himself caught up in this mess, and must figure out where everyone has gone and how to get them back. This is the first book in a six-book series.

What I thought: This book was gripping and had me on the edge of my seat. The plot was fast-paced and you could really relate to the characters. I would really like to read the second book in the series (Hunger), but haven’t been able to find it yet at any of the libraries I frequent (I think everyone else must have loved it so much they keptĀ it!).

I would recommend this book for ages 12+ as it contains scenes of cruelty (to people) and violence. It also has supernatural themes. Readers who like The Maze Runner by James Dashner would probably like this book.

Buy Gone here.


  1. Hannah on September 7, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Just letting you know you might want to put the age rating up… I’ve read all but one in the series and it gets more adult fast, if a kid reads the first one they’ll want to pick up the rest (because it’s amazing) but it’s got some really heavy stuff later on

    • Book Boy on September 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks for the tip Hannah! I’ve given the age rating for this book only (as I see it) but I’ll definitely keep that in mind. Appreciate the feedback.