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on March 31, 2010
In Gone by Lisa McMann, nothing really happened in the story. I didn't like the writing style and the fact that it was written in present tense. There were so many sentences that didn't even contain a subject. For example, "Lies back down on the couch, full of cake. Thinks about what happens next. Knows that she'll say..." (182) Also, Janie started swearing a lot in this book and even at her mother. It didn't sound like a realistic choice of words that she would use.

Overall, I didn't like this book. Janie is complaining a lot and her thoughts are very repetitive. The second book, Fade, was my favourite.

Janie has to make a decision. She can either get a scholarship and attend school and eventually lose her eyesight and the function of her hands. Or she can become a recluse and live on her own somewhere far away from town where no one will dream, and as a result preserve her eyesight and the feeling of her hands. Little does she know that her second option comes with more consequences than she first thought.

Janie discovers that her father is still alive. But he is in a coma. He had been living alone all this time. Her mother, the alcoholic, has told her that his brain exploded. When Janie goes to visit his room, she always experiences the same dream, with bright colours and static and feels that she can barely make it out of it alive.

What is going on in her father's dreams? What will Janie discover about her father's past? What will Janie choose to do?
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on December 16, 2010
After reading and ADORING the other two books in this series, I was drastically disappointed about halfway through Gone. (I kept thinking it might get better, halfway through is where I lost hope.) This book is NOT worth the purchase. It's streched out and pointless; the entire plot could've been summed up in the first paragraph, and at least then it may have been worth the read. The ending especially is terribly boring and blatantly open-ended for two possible horrors. The point of this book, I guess, was mainly for the author to write about two teenagers having sex, and partly just to depress the readers and give them nothing new to learn about the protagonist. She should've been more dedicated to her series, and spent more time writing a decent book that this. Awful.
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