Haven't we all wished at one time or another that one of our teachers would disappear? Gone starts with just such an event. Everyone age 15 and over disappears and no one knows why. One reviewer described Gone as Lord of the Flies if written by Stephen King. Many hints of Lord of the Flies flavor the book but add to that some kids with special powers, the threat of a nuclear wasteland and talking wolves and you will get just a hint of the action packed adventure that is Gone.
I don't remember reading many reviews about this book or catching much hype but this may be the unexpected hit of the year.