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Gone (Parallel Trilogy, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Christine Kersey
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Book Description

This is the first book in the Parallel Trilogy.

What if everything you knew was suddenly gone?

Sixteen-year-old Morgan Campbell runs away from home and when she returns the next day her world is turned upside-down. Not only is her family missing, but another family is living in her house and claims to have lived there for weeks.

As Morgan desperately works to figure out what has happened, she finds society has become obsessed with weight in a way she has never seen before. The more she searches for answers, the more she begins to wonder if she has somehow ended up in another world--a world where it is illegal to be overweight.

Can she survive in this world until she can get home?

Gone does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

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From the Author

The idea for Gone came from wondering what it would be like to live in a world where it's illegal to be overweight.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 2350 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sapphire Creek Press (March 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C27ZEQO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,398 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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79 of 90 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Had a little potential, but failed. June 5, 2013
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Young adult books have less gutter language so I tend to add them to my reading entertainment. But, with that comes the nonsense of mindless teenagers. Why authors continue to make their characters so unintelligent, overly impulsive with a great lack of common sense, I can't figure. I know many, many teenagers and they are a whole lot smarter then most of the characters in these books.

My complaint is not with the authors story but the lack of brains in the main character. Not my kind of read so I need to change my reading choices. I also prefer a book to not continue into another book at a crucial junction. I will not get the next book to continue the story.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Concept July 3, 2013
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While the concept was interesting, it mirrors the direction of our society today too well to be really fun. The occasional use of poor grammar and clumsy prose robbed the book of the punch it might otherwise have held.

I was also disappointed that the book was not a logical whole. It appears not to be a part of a trilogy, but one third of a story, with no individual story arc of its own. I had begun to wonder as the book neared its final chapter how the plot could be resolved before the book ended. It could not. It simply ended with a good old-fashioned cliff-hanger and an invitation to buy the next installment. Frankly, short of Harry Potter appearing and resolving everything with a swish of his wand, there is no realistic solution possible that would be satisfying for both the young heroine and for the family she must leave behind eventually in the twisted world of those consumed with controlling the lives of others, particularly through the medium of food and weight.

I do not plan to spend time or money to see how this tale is carried forward.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gone August 27, 2013
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Both this book and the second one were just teasers. I still dont know what happened to these people and I read two books. I will NOT be buying the third one and if this is what Christine Kersey does with all of her books I wont be reading any more of them at all. I wont try the third one as I figure I will finish it and still not know what happened to these people. I was VERY disappointed. The book had a great story line, there just wasnt enough of it.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This cliffhanger/installment story is not for me July 10, 2013
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The biggest drawback for me is that this is yet another cliffhanger/installment story, and possibly another neverending "series". There is NO conflict or plot resolution in the first installment of this storyline. I'm all for series books, but each book should stand on its own and not be continued in the next installment. If it were a complete story rather than a continuing one, I would have rated this book much higher. However, since I'm relatively certain the author won't resolve the issues presented in book 1 in book 2, I will not be buying the sequels.

The author also claims there is absolutely no swearing in the book, but uses the word "crap". It's not considered as vulgar as it used to be, but it's still a swear word. Another editing issue is that the author should run a thorough grammar check on the book to correct the several misuses of "then" and "than" that I found.

So I say, readers beware; if you're looking for a complete story to read, pass this one by.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read in 1 Sitting March 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Last night I began reading Gone (Parallel Series: Book 1) and finished it after midnight. A great book for our young teens. Filled with twists and turns that draw you to the next chapter! Now I need to wait for Book 2 and looking forward to reading it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where did the other Morgan go? July 24, 2013
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I actually enjoyed the book...but could not get around the fact that the our world Morgan could so easily replace the FAT phobic world Morgan. Did I skip or miss something? Plus I dislike being forced to buy a second novel when clearly the two should or could have made better sense to be offered as one complete novel.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hours of my life.....Gone! March 29, 2014
By Mischa
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My reading time is much less than it used to be and I feel like it was completely wasted on this book. I love science fiction/paranormal type genres and there is truly no evidence of that in this particular writing other than a paragraph mid-way through the book that suggests the main character "might" have crossed into a parallel universe. What a let down.

The writing is not that good and didn't hold my attention. I had to make myself keep going back to it to finish the book. The dialogue is ordinary with a lot of superfluous extra that doesn't move the story forward.

The book ends in a cliff-hanger so you have to buy the next book for any kind of resolution. According to other reviews for book 2, you don't get any resolutions there either. The first book certainly was not good enough to purchase a second, much less a third book. I wasn't invested in the characters enough to care what happened to them, which is a rarity for me personally.

Use your time to read something else. This one just isn't up to par, there are much better books out there that will leave you feeling fulfilled, instead of feeling like you've wasted your leisure time.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good story idea, but delivery falls flat August 5, 2013
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I appreciate the effort and creativity that went into this story. Not to mention the sheer perseverance it takes to actually finish writing a book. I was intrigued by the premise of the story, but found the writing to be flat, and the dialogue uninteresting. Reading it often felt like plodding tediously through a set of events and dialogue, with little to no description, or insights into what the characters were thinking. I missed the "art" of the written word in this book. Really good books (from my perspective, anyway) should also contain a bit more of a descriptive element, and some memorable insights about how the main character (at least) has grown, changed, realized, learned. With some tweaking, I think this would be a really memorable story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Had me at the edge of my seat but I didn't like the ending. Wish it was all one book.
Published 8 days ago by kaylee alexus weikel
1.0 out of 5 stars Just horrible.
This book was the most awful thing I have ever had the displeasure to read. You need to avoid this book at all cost. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Eboni Fuller
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling story line
Compelling story line with lots of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Good character development for the main character. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Genevieve Mckay
5.0 out of 5 stars Gone
This book was AMAZING! i loved it and would reccomend it to anyone. i am so mad at myself though because i cant get tbe seconed one. uuugggg. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melody Bell
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
The book was great. But it always made me hungry. Also the ending was so abrupt. But all in all, I enjoyed it immensely...especially the parts with Connor;)
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed this book. Passed it on to my sister and her children!!
Published 1 month ago by Sandy Schurz
1.0 out of 5 stars what the hell? not a complete book!
Don't write a book with no ending just to suck people in to buying the next book to get the ending! That's really poor, I was half enjoying the journey then it just stopped, you... Read more
Published 1 month ago by H. Lockman
4.0 out of 5 stars Gone
Easy read with a freaky parallel world where it's against the law to be overweight. Interesting take and just a bit frightening.
Published 1 month ago by Anonymous
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a very good read a very interesting concept
Published 1 month ago by gene dixon
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad it was free
The book was slow moving and I completely struggled with the premise of the parallel universe where it is illegal to be overweight. Morgan came across like a spoiled brat. Read more
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Christine has always loved to read, but enjoys writing suspenseful novels as well. She has her own eReader and is not embarrassed to admit that she is a book hoarder. One of Christine's favorite activities is to go camping with her family and read, read, read while enjoying the beauty of nature.

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Here is a list of Christine's books, grouped by series, with the books in each series listed in order:

He Loves Me Not
Don't Look Back
Love At Last

After (a parallel story)
The Other Morgan (a parallel story)

Over You
Second Chances

No Way Out

Lily's Story: The Complete Trilogy
Parallel Trilogy: The Complete Story
Suspense Bundle (No Way Out and Suspicions)

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