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Gone

The king of hearts

The genial heart surgeon wanders through the shell of a two-storey building and stops in the doorway of a stark rectangular first-floor room. Cooking pots, rubble and workmen's clothes litter the floor; bare windows stare out across dirt tracks and arid farmland.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Tensions rise as gangs rule town

Lies Michael Grant Published by Egmont ISBN 9781405254304

Six months ago, something dreadful happened in the small coastal Californian town of Perdido Beach. A dome-shaped force settled over the area, and everyone above the age of 15 vanished into thin air.

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Terrifying struggle that grips

Lies By Michael Grant Published by Egmont ISBN 9781405254304

Six months ago, something dreadful happened in the small coastal Californian town of Perdido Beach. An impenetrable dome-shaped force field settled over the area, and everyone above the age of 15 vanished into thin air.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Prepare for white-knuckle ride with this gripping tale

Gone Michael Grant Published by Egmont ISBN 978 1 4052 4234 9

Novels don't begin any more determined to deliver kicks than this edge-of-the-seat thriller. It hits you like a rush of adrenaline, then you are hanging on to your seatbelt with white knuckles.

27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

When the adults are out of the picture, who is in charge?

Gone By Michael Grant Published by Egmont ISBN 978 1 4052 4234 9

Novels don't begin any more determined to deliver kicks than this edge-of-the-seat thriller by Michael Grant. Gone hits you like a rush of adrenaline, with a couple of opening sentences then we're off, hanging onto our seatbelts with white knuckles.

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

When was your last bad hair day?

Emily Bao, 14

A few years ago, the day after I cut my hair myself. My hair was halfway down my back, had lots of split ends and the weather was hot. I impulsively decided that I had the necessary skills so, armed with a pair of normal scissors, I cut it. And cut it some more because it was so uneven. I had to wear in a ponytail for the next few weeks.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am