Gone (Michael Grant)

On Thursday 4th March, 2010, World Book Day, we asked teachers to talk to their classes about their favourite books or books they are currently enjoying.  Ms Tomlin recommended Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’ which she very kindly reviewed for us for the blog, please click below to visit it:

https://berkschlibr.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/the-road-cormac-mccarthy/

She also recommended ‘Gone’ by Michael Grant:

‘Suddenly there are no adults, no answers. What would you do? In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone’s idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power…Even kill. For Sam and Astrid, it is a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives…What is the mysterious wall that has encircled the town of Perdido Beach and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange powers? And can they defeat Caine and his gang of bullies before they turn fifteen and disappear too? It isn’t until the world collapses around you that you find out what kind of person you really are. This book offers a chilling portrayal of a world with no rules. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes.’  Nielsen Bookdata Online

Mmm, a good link between the two perhaps?  Read and compare them and then let us know what you think…

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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