In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears.
Everyone except for the young.
Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.
THE LITTLE GIRL had the power. She had the power Sam had, at least something like it.
The power he had used in panic to create an impossible light.
The power he had used once and almost killed someone with.
The power he had just used again, dooming the very person he was trying so hard to save.
He was not the only one. He was not the only freak. There was—or had been—at least one other.
Somehow, that realization was not comforting.
"Intense, marvelously plotted. A tour de force." —ALA Booklist (starred review)
The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, GONE is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.
"If Stephen King had written LORD OF THE FLIES, it miht have been a little like this." —VOYA (starred review)
"This intense, marvelously plotted, paced, and characterized story will immediately garner comparisons to LORD OF THE FLIES, or even the long-playing world shifts of Stephen King, with just a dash of X-Men for good measure. A potent mix of action and thoughtfulness—centered around good and evil, courage and cowardice—renders this a tour de force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breatless." —ALA Booklist (starred review)
"Part Kid Nation and part LEFT BEHIND, with just a dash of Cain and Abel, the story is most impressive for its extraordinarily skillful pacing, which leaves the reader constantly on the verge of another discovery (none of which disappoint)." —KLIATT