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Gone (Gone, #1) - Michael  Grant Um ... I can't help but wonder what this book's sales pitch was - "It's like Lord of the Flies. But with mutants!" maybe?

Anyway, in spite of that (and in spite of loathing Lord of the Flies), I actually found Gone rather decent. I can't say any of the characters really captured me yet, but I was moderately interested in some of them, and I have to say the central mystery of the story is quite intriguing - enough so that I deliberated for a moment whether to buy the next book right away or read something else instead.

I'm pretty sure I'll give the next one a try as well; we'll see how I feel about the series after that.