By Michael Grant
The first in ny occasions bestselling writer Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian sci-fi saga, long gone is a page-turning mystery that invokes the vintage The Lord of the Flies in addition to the horror of Stephen King.
In the blink of an eye fixed, every body disappears. long past. with the exception of the younger. There are children, yet now not one unmarried grownup. simply as by surprise, there are not any telephones, no net, no tv. No technique to get aid. And no solution to work out what's occurred. starvation threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teenagers themselves are altering, constructing new talents—unimaginable, risky, lethal powers—that develop greater by way of the day. It's a terrifying new international. aspects are being selected, a struggle is shaping up. Townies opposed to wealthy teenagers. Bullies opposed to the susceptible. strong opposed to powerless. And time is operating out: in your birthday, you disappear similar to each person else. . . .
Michael Grant's long past has been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and a number of issues of view.
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So what if she was wearing an ugly face? Like Shay always said in training, the bubbleheads had it all wrong: It didn’t matter what you looked like. It was how you carried yourself, how you saw yourself. Strength and reflexes were only part of it-Shay simply knew that she was special, and so she was. Everyone else was just wallpaper, a blurred background of listless chatter, until Shay lit them up with her own private spotlight. “Come on,” Fausto whispered, pulling Tally away from the thickening crowd.
The dead weight thudded into her arms-the special bones as hard as a sack of baseball bats-and sent her sprawling to the ground. ” she whispered, but it was Tachs. Tally glanced up. The hoverboard was ten meters up now, hopelessly out of reach, Shay’s limp form wrapped around David’s sneak-suited darkness in an awkward embrace. ” Tally screamed as the hoverboard rose still higher. Then her ears caught the snap of a bowstring, and she threw herself to the ground again. The arrow missed wildly-whoever had fired it was running.
Its lifting fans spun to life as she crossed the city’s border. “Need to borrow your ride. ” Another grunt reached her ears as Ho’s bracelets brought his fall to a halt. “Tally! What the-” “They’ve got Shay Fausto, too. Tachs is back in the Trails, unconscious. ” Ho’s voice was fading as Tally shot out into the wild, leaving the city’s network repeaters behind. She scanned the horizon and caught distant flickers of infrared, like two glowing eyes ahead-Fausto and Shay. The hunt was still on. “We got jumped.