Everyone disappears in the blink of an eye. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. Gone. Hence, the name.
I thought that this was a great book. It hooks you in right at the very beginning. The narrative and Michael Grant’s voice as a writer clearly shine through, which impressed me. I love the creativity of good writers, and Michael Grant is no exception. This book is brave, surreal and really cool. The concept is both amazing and terrifying. It is quite interesting, actually. Would make for a great, extremely deep and philosophical discussion.
I had a few problems with the characters, and I felt like the book didn’t have to be 576 pages, but it was fine for me. All in all, I liked the characters. Not my favorite characters, not so bad that I feel that I need to rant on about it.
This book is really readable, gripping and is exciting. Highly recommended for action-loving teens. Great book. 4 stars.
pg count for the hardback: 576