It’s been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. Light, Michael Grant’s sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.
And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana’s malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?
Review From Booklist
We’ve come a long way from Gone (2008). The emaciated children still plod through their days locked beneath the dome. All the food is nearly gone, and they have little energy to repel the unknown Darkness that besets them. The gaiaphage inhabiting Diana’s unborn baby growing at an alarming rate is always hungry, and it is determined to destroy everyone in the FAYZ, especially those who have tried to resist. Making matters worse, the veil that shrouded the dome has lifted—parents and gawking TV reporters can now watch the carnage as it transpires over the last 88 hours and 39 minutes of life (and death). Will someone or something be strong enough to obliterate the gaiaphage? And, if anyone lives, what will happen to them on the outside? In four separate “Aftermath” chapters, Grant sorts out who’s left and what kind of future awaits them. Readers dying for this series ender will be rewarded by Grant’s characteristic nonstop action. He keeps readers where he’s always had them—on the edge of their seats—until the very end. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Gone books have been one of the most dependable YA series in recent history. Advertising and attention will spike—probably significantly—for this final battle. Grades 7-10. –J. B. Petty
Review From Customer
“The Gone books have been one of the most dependable YA series inrecent history. Readers dying for this series ender will be rewarded by Grant’s characteristicnonstop action. He keeps readers where he’s always had them—on the edge of their seats—until the very end.” (ALA Booklist)
“As a series finale, this book is more than satisfying—it is epic.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review))