The much awaited new book from Michael Grant has arrived and a few have already flown out the door. The fifth book in the series that started with Gone, a book thats been apart of our Top Fifteen for Teens since its beginning. We didn’t even know it was going to be a series then! But we stand by our choice and by the looks of it theres some kids out there who agree with us.
Everyone in town over the age of fourteen has completely disappeared and the chaos you might expect rapidly unfolds, from blind panic to the band of bullies who want to take control. 13-yr-old Sam becomes a sort of leader without meaning to, that is until the secretive but seemingly organised boarding school kids come back to town. Did I mention they can’t get past the painful dome to the nuclear power plant enclosing them that seems to be the reason for all this madness? Then there’s talking seagulls and people start getting interesting abilities and powers… And that’s just the first book. If your looking for a new series to hook your young teen into these Lord Of The Flies-esque adventures could be it.
Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague and Fear are all out now and in stock at Fairfieldbooks, $22.95.