Suddenly it's a world without adults and normal has crashed and burned. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes. In the blink of an eye all the adults disappear in a small town in southern California and no one knows why. Cut off from the outside world, those that are left are trapped, and there's no help on the way. They must do all they can to survive. Chaos rules the streets. Gangs begin to form. Sides are chosen - strong or weak. Cruel or humane. And then there are those who begin to develop powers...It's Lord of the Flies for the Heroes generation. A tour-de-force from global sensation, Michael Grant, Goneis the first book in this 500,000 copy bestselling series. "I love this book". (Stephen King).
This is a truly wonderful book. The plot is captivating, and there are characters you love, loathe and everything in between. One could liken it to a modern Lord of the Flies, with that sort of desperation that brings out the worst (and occasionally the best) in people.
If you don't get into it that quickly, fear not. I promise you that you'll be hooked by the end of this book (and you'll be no doubt buying the next one!).
It may sound a little like a typical YA novel, but I promise you that the combination of horrific events and three-dimensional characters make it feel like something refreshingly different.