GONEChapter 1 summary.
CHAPTERS 1 - 10
We're introduced to three of the main characters who have clear traits/personalities. Sam (the leader), Astrid (the knowledgable character) and Quinn (the fun/comedic guy).
Everyone over 14 has disappeared, the school becomes chaos.
<< You know, I had really detailed analysis of this once upon a time.
<< Still, I find the way people are reacting kinda unrealistic? Problem is that people should both be way more concerned and at the same time way less serious.
<< Especially since a ton
of people would die in car crashes. Didn't they say a baby died in a wreck or something?Quotes/Extracts...
"I had a polynomial once", Quinn said. "My doctor removed it." << Douchebaaaaag
Life in Perdido Beach had changed. Something big ans terrible had happened.
Sam hoped he was not the cause.
What led Astrid to go to Sam's class. Did she just pick the nearest room, or did something draw them together?
<< Sex.FEAR SPOILER:
Edilio comes up with the term "poof" first. Not 'disappeared', 'vanished', 'gone'... 'Poof', is also used as an offensive slang word for a homosexual male. Possibly shows early on that Edilio is comfortable with his sexuality, though at what point Michael Grant made him gay is unknown.
<< That's actually kinda interesting. There wasn't really that made me think "Gay" before that, and I have a pretty good gaydar, but it's definitely neat. Probably a coincidence though.
When checking cell phones for their signal a kid shouts, "I have three bars", later in the book we find that the powers some kids developed can simarlarly be measured in strength - like a phone signal.
<< Probably foreshadowing there.
-------------Chapter 2 summary.
We move outside the school into the streets. Sam, Astrid and Quinn go their homes to search for their parents. They begin at Quinn's home, then Astrid's (they search for Astrid's brother there, to no avail) and finally Sam's home.
We're introduced to Lana who is in a truck with her pet dog Patrick and Grandpa Luke. Luke disappears while driving leaving Lana in a mangled wreck.
The fact that Sam followed Astrid home is absolutely f-cking terrifying. Like seriously and honestly terrifying. That is not
cool, and really creepy.
Also yes Lana actually well written character unf<3.Quotes/Extracts...
"Coyote's harmless. Mostly. Old brother coyote's too smart to go messing with humans" - Grandpa Luke
well then how did that work out for HERMIT JIM MAN.Questions/Observations...
We're introduced to the locations/buildings in Perdido Beach that all play an important part in the book and the series as it progresses.
Grandpa Luke is the first adult (over 14 character) [and only adult in Gone?] to have a speaking role in the book.
<< in GONE? Maybe. In the series there're other folks, and obviously journal entries later.
At what point did the coyotes begin self aware, wise not to 'mess' with humans?
<< Presumably the same time as everyone else? Speaking of which, when was that?
As a complete opposite to Sam, Astrid and Quinn, Lana is shown to be a character who breaks the rules.
<< AKA she's interesting and flawed and smart and interesting
Anyway I'll talk to Elizabeth and we'll set up the others.