My book is called Gone by Michael Grant. In Gone, everyone over the age of 15 disappears. And once you turn 15, you do too. In this new, unstable world, teens and kids must learn to stick and work together to create peace and control so that all the food doesn’t run out, and nobody dies. Like in real life, this is not easy. People fight, people win, people lose, people get hurt and some die. Sam Temple, the main character, is looked up to stand and lead these aimless kids, but Sam doesn’t want to, as he doesn’t think he’s good enough and doesn’t want all that responsibility. !!SPOILER ALERT!! His twin brother Caine, takes over but is a ruthless, sick leader. So, Sam and other people who have been hurt by Caine or who don’t like him, come together under Sam’s lead and fight Caine. In the end, Sam wins and Caine goes free. But this is not the end…. Without adults to grow things, they need to replenish their food source, so this leads to the next book…. Hunger.
I chose to do a collage because I thought it would be the best way to portray the themes of the book and be a fresh new way to “advertise” the book.
I made the top right picture because I could not find a picture that showed someone stopping another person from bullying. A major theme in Gone is to stand up against the bully. Sam got all the kids who were against Caine to fight him, because he was misusing his power, and playing things to his own advantage. The bottom right photo is a crossing of arrows, and I put that there because Caine and Sam fight, but also symbolizes to not abuse your privileges, such as when the parents disappear, the people start fighting and being unfair, and people start dying, so if they can’t get a good leader, and people can’t be reasonable, then war will break out. The bottom left photo has some people in blue and others in black. I edited that photo because the people were all black before, but then I cut it out and put it on a blue background so that you could see the different people. The blue people represent the people over the age of 15 who disappeared, and the black people represent the people left over. The top right photo is of a city under a dome, and that is because the FAYZ, or the Fallout Alley Youth Zone which used to be Perdido Beach but is the place Sam, Astrid, Caine, and others call home, the place where everyone under 15 lives. That picture symbolizes their home.
I used Canva to make the collage: https://www.canva.com/