Gone by Michael Grant {Book Review}

I love a good dystopian/post-apocalyptic book and I thought it would be the same with Gone.

I’ve heard of the TV series based on the book but I’ve never watched it, and even considered started depending on how much I liked the book.

The book took me almost a month to finish because I kept losing interest in some parts but decided to still give it a chance and hope for a better ending.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Everyone above the age of 15 disappears without any explanations.

The phones and the internet has stopped working. There’s no way to reach out for help or figure out what happened.

Threats of hunger have begun. Bullies rise. A deadly creatures stalks around. The animals are mutating. To add on to the stress, the teens are developing powers, deadly powers, that grow stronger with each passing day.

As sides are chosen, a war between them is brewing. For those turning 15, time is running out.


The book started off very slow and even within the few pages, questions started popping up as the confusion around the situation grew with each turn of a page.

The concept of the book was interest, a world with children and no supervision. How quickly things change when the fun and games stop, and they need to face the reality of surviving.

It was interesting to see how some of the kids started thinking like an adult would and the behaviours they showed the deep survival instincts and ethics present deep inside. At the same time, you can’t blame the kids for all their actions, especially the younger ones.

There was intense violence in the book, and some sad parts, and it was scary to think that these were just kids taking up such actions against each other. I had some flashbacks to the book The Lord of the Flies. As a mother, I found some parts excruciating with kids getting hurt and how some of them came to the end of their lives.

I didn’t find the book intriguing enough to continue with the series.


Even though there was an interest spike within the first chapters, I almost didn’t finish the book as it felt dragged out and a lot of wasted space with situations stretched out for no reason.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.86 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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