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The Gone Series by Michael Grant

With the final book in the series due out next week, it seems like a good time to highlight the first five books that have brought us this captivating tale.

The series opens in the first book, Gone, in the town of Perdido Beach and every person over the age of 15 disappears in the blink of an eye, leaving kids and young teens to fend for themselves. Their problems get compounded when they realize that not only has everyone disappeared, but they also are stuck in a dome and can't leave town.

As their resources dwindle and tensions run high, it soon becomes apparent that some of the kids in the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone, as the kids begin to call it.) have supernatural powers, to the point where some of them become mutants.

This series is lengthy and interesting. The kids work together to do their best. What I like most is that you get to see a lot of different perspectives within the FAYZ, not just the main character's, Sam and Astrid.

The series continues with Hunger, Lies, Plague, and Fear, all already published. The final book in the series, Light, comes out on April 2.

Without a doubt a worthwhile read for almost anyone in middle school and up. Particularly if you've ever though to yourself "It would be great if the whole world was run by kids." It'll make you think again.

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