Move over The Hunger Games, which itself is a fantastic trilogy, Gone has arrived! Michael Grant delivers every emotion felt by the kids in the FAYZ with startling clarity and in some cases brutality.
Not for younger kids or those easily scared these books demonstrate what fear, power (and powers), hunger and loneliness can do to those we traditionally think of as innocent. I've been unable to put these books down and have more than once missed my station on the way to work as the books, story and characters are SO absorbing.
To begin with it can take a bit to know all of the characters, soon though you'll know Sam, Astrid, Caine, Diana and all of the other dozen or so main characters intimately. you'll not only want to know but you'll NEED to know what happens next.
Don't just buy Gone - get the whole series in one hit, you'll not regret it. You will if you have to buy themone at a time!