Title: Lies (Gone#3)
Author: Michael Grant
It’s now been seven months since everybody over the age of fifteen in the little town of Perdido Beach, California, disappeared. Poofed. The kids have survived attacks. They’ve survived hunger. But can they survive what waits for them now?
A dead girl is supposedly walking the streets at night. A fire, set by Zil, leader of the Human Crew, the group of normals against the freaks, has ravaged the town. Tensions are rising between normals and freaks. And could it be? The boy that Sam fears the most, the boy that is surely dead, can’t possibly be alive; the boy of his nightmares: Drake walking the streets amidst the flames? And amongst all this chaos, Orsay the prophetess, who supposedly walks dreams, and her friend Nerezza spreading rumours like wildfire that death is the answer, the only way to escape the FAYZ. But are the kids really that desperate to die to escape this world they are trapped in?
It's been months since they were trapped in the FAYZ, The Fallout Alley Youth Zone. In the previous book, Hunger, the kids are starving each day. In this book, though the food is scarce, they were not as starve as before. Albert, as always have been the one who still keep things running when everyone is out panicking. Though he have that trait that is quite important when in need, I still think he is selfish though. But at least he is better at the end, not quite but better.
As it has been in the two previous books, the plot is always interesting, fast and keeps making you turn the pages. It's exciting and keeps me on the edge of my sit!
All the burdens and responsibility finally make Sam has his breakdown. He ran away and distance himself from everyone, especially Astrid. Though it sounds quite irresponsible and selfish, no one can really blames him. He is only 15 anyway. With all that burden and expectations, it's a wonder he didn't beak down earlier. I am quite relieve though that he went away. He finally has a break time and Astrid too, finally reflect on her mistakes. I like Astrid more in this book. She finally work out a system and though it's not perfect but at least it's going to hold them for a while longer. Who know what will happen next anyway? Seems like everytime they are holding it together, they will be thrown into something else and things broke down again.
I love the different point of view in this series. It's rare that you got to read the POV of different characters. So it really makes this book unique.
Caine hadn't done a lot in this book. Mostly he just manipulate people to do his work, as always. This time it's Zil. Zil was furious because he was manipulated. Nothing he could do anyway with Caine's power up his nose. I'm feeling quite sorry for Diana, Caine's girlfriend. She is tired of it all. I actually admire her for her braveness though sometimes I think she's a fool for following Caine at the first place. Caine, I think he is screwed up, like most of the people in this book. I really feel like going in there and knock them all up and stop them from all the stupidity and immatureness. But first, I will have to survive and don't go crazy in there.
Overall, this book is my favourite from the first three. The plot are more aggressive and I can't wait to read the next book. Hell, I actually can't wait to read the last book to know where this story is going. Michael really sew up a great story. To you guys who haven't read this book, you are missing a lot. Gone is that rare kind of book that can easily stand beside Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games and such.
With that, be Gone now.