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[17 Jun 2010 | 5 Comments | 6,493 views]
Hunger follows Gone: Michael Grant Gets Gross

ROGERS – The kids, being kids without adult supervision, eat all the junk food first.
The cookies, candy bars, sodas and burritos get gobbled, while perfectly good meat and produce rots in the supermarket cases and the refrigerators and freezers in empty houses.
Such is the scenario in Hunger,the sequel to Michael Grant’s Gone, which I reviewed on April 25.
The premise is that all adults, for that matter anyone 15 years old or older, poofed out. The remaining teens and children in Perdido Beach, Calif., are cut off from the …

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[25 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 2,327 views]
Michael Grant Goes Way Out with ‘Gone’

Okay, so I am a grown-up. I’m older than 15. I’m older than 35. So in Michael Grant’s world, I am “Gone.”
It’s a normal school day in Perdido Beach, Calif., until the teacher blinks out of the classroom. Just poof, and empty air. The chalk drops to the floor.
The same thing occurs all over the school. Except, as the morning goes on, any student 15 years old or older also blips out.
I ventured into the young adult section of the book store one day because I have a teen and …