A Gone Novel

Book - 2011
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A deadly, flu-like epidemic and a plague of flesh-eating creatures threaten the lives of the children at Perdido Beach while Sam, Astrid, Caine, and Diana each struggle with doubts and uncertainties.
Publisher: New York :, Katherine Tegen Books,, 2011
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780061449123
Characteristics: 492 pages : maps ; 22 cm


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Mar 15, 2019

I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book with the same title as another book (book 1- one of the other prompts is book 2) it is part of a series i have been reading. as a series it is pretty interesting and i am definatly going to continue to find out what happens. as a book though this one was darker than some of the others. it wasn't my favorite.

Aug 06, 2016

Too slow. I couldn't finish this.
Plot was great but poorly executed. Personally I would prefer less relationship drama and more action. I'll be taking a break from this series.

Jul 25, 2016

I officially have faith in Michael Grant- he has kept the series action packed, suspenseful, and shocking with plot twists for four books.

A purely amazing book. If you like thriller, suspense, or science fiction, this series is for you!

May 04, 2016

What would kids do when all of the adults from your city just disappeared? In the fourth installment of the Gone series, a foreshadowing in the previous book leads to exactly what its title implies- a plague. There’s an illness spreading amongst the children of Perdido Beach, and no one knows how to stop it. These parasites introduce a major issue to the series. Alongside this main problem, the main antagonist finally makes its move, heavily affecting the characters. Plague is the darkest, most horrifying book in the Gone series, with high maturity scenes including much more gore. It is definitely not recommended for anyone below the age of 14. However, for young adults and teenagers as well as older adults, Plague is excellent, and has all of the good characteristics of its predecessors: fast paced action, incredibly well developed characters, and excellently planned out plot and ideas. Moral issues play a role in every book, with Plague being no exception. Plague is relentless on each character’s beliefs, forcing each character to shred their judgement between morality and immorality until most of them just break. Rated 4.5/5 for being the most intensive book in the series thus far.
- @interneuron of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Plague is the fourth book in the Gone series. The series follows the children and young teens of Perdido Beach, California, who are left to fend for themselves when one day all the adults disappear and a forcefield envelopes the town. In Plague, a deadly disease emerges, water supplies dwindle and the Darkness begins to make its move. One thing that this series has been doing very well is raising the stakes every book. Every instalment manages to have a problem/conflict in the story that is more daunting and harder to solve than the previous conflict. The quality of the book follows suit with the other books of the series: incredibly well-written, a great and diverse cast of characters and multiple interesting story arches that will make the book hard to put down. Plague is a great addition to the series. 5/5 Stars
- @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I was so glad that this book picked up a lot nicer than Lies. The plot spun a lot more details, and flashed back to some nicer old ones, while twisting an elaborate background, all together. The variation among characters was a bit disorientating at the beginning of the series but Micheal Grant slowly fleshes them out, one by one. Now, a deadly disease is spreading among the "people," and drastic times call for desperate measures. The question is: how far are they all willing to push the line between morality and immorality?
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

May 27, 2014

Love this series. Reminds me of Stephen King.

Apr 13, 2014

Fear, hunger, and now sickness. With new charter and more creatures this book delivers suspense.

Mar 10, 2014

Wow, the main power goes rogue at the end of this book. So well written.

Nov 29, 2013

Plague – Book four in the Gone Novel Series; an excellent book! If you enjoyed this series so far, after you read ‘Fear - book five and Light – book six,’ read Charlie Higson’s The Enemy book series starting with ‘The Enemy.’ Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Greskovichro Jul 05, 2013

A book for everyone who loves thrills!

Jun 17, 2013

Now i know why i loved this series

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Jan 06, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: gross scenes in very detailed ways

Jan 06, 2018

Sexual Content: there are intimate scenes.

Jan 06, 2018

Violence: Lots of violence throughout the series.

Red_Chicken_42 Jul 23, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

May 18, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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Jan 03, 2019

“The gaiaphage. That's the other word they use. 'Gaia,' as in world. 'Phage,' as in a worm or something that eats something up. I'm going to go way out on a limb here and say I don't think something that calls itself a 'world eater' is a good thing.”

Jul 02, 2011

"when you get to Hell, tell the Gaiaphage that the Breeze says "hi"

May 18, 2011

One simple act of murder - to save thousands


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May 19, 2011

A fast-paced thriller--I could NOT stop reading! No kids should have to go through what these ones are and because of this, they have all grown exponentially, making them quite dynamic. The action in the story kept me turning the pages, the suspense I could hardly bear, and the horror element...when will the gaiaphage be defeated? Aargh, thank you Michael Grant for another great read that absorbed me so much, that I was almost depressed that the novel had to end. I cannot wait until the next installment because this one has left me begging for more. If you haven't read Plague (or the Gone series for that matter), grab yourself a copy and get sucked into the FAYZ!!!!

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