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Michael Grant
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2 April 2012 Gone (Book 4)

It’s Lord of the Flies for the Heroes generation.

The fourth instalment of Michael Grant’s epic Gone series. A blood-pumping, white-knuckle sci-fi thriller of epic proportions The FAYZ goes from bad to worse . . . The Darkness has been foiled once again and the resurrected Drake has been contained. But the streets of Perdido Beach are far from safe. With a growing army of mutants fighting against the humans, power in the town hangs in the balance. In a small room of a house near the edge of town Little Pete lies ill on a bed. In his fevered dreams he continues his battle with the hidden evil that seeks to use his power to bring about anarchy and destruction.

PLAGUE is yet another tour-de-force from global sensation, Michael Grant. If there’s one sci-fi/fantasy book for teens you read this year, make it Gone.

“I love these books” – Stephen King

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Electric Monkey (2 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405256583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405256582
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Grant was born in Los Angeles but that's not important because he was soon out of there. His father was a military man, frequently transferred, so Michael was the "new kid" in school every year but one. He left school early and embraced the rootless lifestyle as his own. He's lived in more flats and houses than he can recall, all across the US and in France and Italy as well. He's back in southern California as of this writing but with no plans to stay put.

Michael met his wife, Katherine (K.A.) Applegate, 30 years ago, in Austin, Texas. He saw her through her apartment window and immediately knocked on her door. They've been together since that first meeting.

Michael Grant did not set out to be a writer. He's worked as a stock clerk, a house painter, an apartment manager, busboy, waiter, restaurant manager, janitor, editorial cartoonist, political media consultant, documentary producer, and no doubt some other jobs he's managed to forget. After ten years working odd jobs together, Katherine informed Michael that it was time for them both to grow up, get careers, possibly have children. Once he was revived, Michael agreed.

Katherine and Michael began writing in 1989, often as a team, and wrote 150 books, including the ANIMORPHS series.
They have two disobedient children, Jake, 11, and Julia, 9, an overweight Labrador Retriever named Goofy, a cat named Lightning and a pug named Pugs who is Michael's personal nemesis.

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"'... exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. I love this book.' Stephen King, bestselling author. 'A tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless' Booklist; 'If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this' Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review) 'I Love this book' - Stephen King, bestselling author"

About the Author

Michael Grant Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states of the USA, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a whole year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, their two children, and far too many pets. In addition to his best-selling Gone series, described by Stephen King as “high-tension stories told in a driving, torrential narrative”, Michael has also written books such as the BZRK, Magnificent 12 and Animorphs series as well as the standalone book for young adults Eve and Adam.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Young Adult fiction series out there 26 Mar 2011
By A
The "Gone" series by Michael Grant (Gone, Hunger, Lies and now Plague) about everyone 15 and over, for reasons unknown, disappear, leaving everybody 14 and under in an impenetrable dome, is one of the best series out there for teens. The love child of "Lord of the Flies" and "X-Men", the Gone series is an intense, violent and sometimes saddening narrative, charting the stories of these teens as they deal with the problems obtained from living in the dome: being hungry, searching for water, trying to live some semblance of a life -- and don't forget how the children begin to mutate, gaining all sorts of powers, along with the animals of the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone). This is just the bare strands of what forms Michael Grants' "Gone" novels, and with the upcoming Plague, he does not disappoint.

Plague was one of my most anticipated reads for 2011. So when I found it nearly 15 days early in my local WHSmith, I pretty much celebrated on the spot, ran to get it checked out and read in a frenzy. To finish this book in two days is no small feat either: the "Gone" novels are all at least 500 pages on average. Plague is the second biggest of the series, at 525 pages, all full of action, violence, redemption, heart-pounding, choke-you-by-the-throat adventure ride that refuses to let the reader sway. Riveting from start to finsh and thought-provoking along the way it's a great read but not for the faint of heart. This book contains challenging material and in the wrong hands it can devastate a soul. As a teen myself, this book is a masterpiece made of interwoven strands of win. But don't fear, the "Gone" novels have that "cross-over" appeal because they have everything that you could ask for.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book 28 Mar 2011
This review is as spoiler free as possible although I can't guarantee it won't mention things that could spoil book 1, 2 or 3. If you haven't read those do so (honestly they are awesome) come back to this later.

This series is described as Stephen King, meets heroes, meets Lord of the Flies. Although I personally haven't ever read any Stephen King I would say it is a fair comparison. Grant doesn't shy away from writing what he needs to in order to make the story as realistically gruesome as it needs to be. Some of the scenes are nasty and truly horrific but actually I don't think they are in any way shape or form overdone as I actually think as world in which 15 year olds are in charge would be a pretty terrifying place. There are some parts where I want to keep reading because the action is so gripping but have to brace myself to get through it because it is quite grim in places.

This instalment itself was just as gripping, fast paced and action packed as the first three books. It takes place directly after the first books. The situation for the children of the Fayz is looking increasingly more dire. Food supplies continue to be scare and worse than than water supplies are becoming critical. In addition to these huge problems children have been getting ill, really ill due to a flu like thing and it's spreading fast!

I won't go into details about the plot because I don't want to spoil the book for anyone. All I will say is this. The action is still a fast paced rollercoaster ride. there are some brilliant twists and turns (and new abilities) that are awesome. There are still scenes which are completely horrible and I had to force myself through - it takes some to gross me out but he did it again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By pete
I know this already has all 5 star reviews but i thought id still add mine as it emphasises the fact that this is a brilliant book even greater.
The book is the fourth in the gone series, and as each new book came out, that became my new favourite book, and plague has done it again.
There is never a dull moment. There are exiting action scenes, romantic love scenes and tense spine tingling moments all in the mix and the greatest thing is that you feel emotions for every one of the forty or so brilliant characters.
I dont know how the writer does it, but he creates a book that i can read all night without getting bored, but i didnt, because i love it so much and i wanted it to last a long time and never end.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 3 April 2011
The 'Gone' series is absolutely entertaining, once I start I cant stop, I find myself 2:00 in the morning reading the gone series, I'd advise to start from the begining, those book is called 'Gone' then 'Hunger' then 'Lies' and then finally 'plague'.

The other books which are going to come out in the future are 'Fear and 'Light', in 'Light' there is a possibility that they might find a way out of the Fayz, which stands for "Fallout Alley Youth Zone" and finally meet there parents or careers.

I would advise teenagers to read this series.

Hope you find this review interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got to love 17 April 2014
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This is beyond epic. A action-packed sci fi which questions life and death. I love it :D Fav book in the series!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! 10 April 2014
By Hi!
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Super gripping! But be warned, this book is not for the Salem should or faint heart. Cringe at what the FAYZ victims face in this gruesome book and make sure you have a bucket next to the you! Some scenes in this book are not for children but more for 12 and above. Excellent book though!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fab YA Book
Bookworms would love this, it can be a refresher from other YA books out there. As its a part of a series I would get reading the others before this! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Beth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I absolutely love the Michael Grant 'Gone' series books, just the right book for me! Although was disappointed that the pages were not coloured like the other books in the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by larlar2
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read
I have read the series and would fully recommend it. I've nearly finished this and cannot wait to get onto the next one.
Published 2 months ago by PPottz
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Brilliant piece of literature, intense and shocking from beginning to end. Never a single moment I wanted to put my kindle down.
Published 3 months ago by Kayleigh Colgan
4.0 out of 5 stars Monsters take centre stage
Sci-fi fantasy meets horror in the next phase of surviving the FAYZ (no pun intended). Monsters and ghoulies are ever-present in this book as Drake continues to haunt Perdido Beach... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sarah Brown
1.0 out of 5 stars Plague
A book bought for my grandaughter and it is one she has read and enjoyed same. cannot tell you more.
Published 3 months ago by Rex
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
very good book and series.I can clearly picture everything that grant describes. would recommend to anyone who likes book will hopefully be as good.
Published 3 months ago by bobby tynan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
I recommend anyone to read this series it's fantastic, it is thrilling and never bores. The hardcover version also looks very good.
Published 3 months ago by ALogan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Another great instalment of the gone series taking the book to new levels, lot of action in this book, very good, looking forward to next one hoping the darkness isn't in it thou... Read more
Published 3 months ago by antdt11
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Great buy. Bought for my sister for Christmas and she lived it. Book was in great condition considering it was previously used.
Published 3 months ago by NadineC
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