This final book was really gripping. It was hard to see Janie and Cabel struggling with each other. Each is trying to do the right thing and put the other's needs first but the hard decisions take their toll and they end up saying things they regret. Is there a best solution? Not really. It's a catch 22. But Janie does learn things about her parents and how they became the people they are and why. She also learns about all that she would be missing if she isolates. In the end, Janie makes the best choice of two not so great choices and she comes out of the story a much better person. I really enjoyed this, even if it had less mystery to it than the previous books. It's a journey of self knowledge. The book is still best suited for older teens and adults due to swearing, sexual shenanigans and the fact that Ms. Hannagan is a raging alcoholic.
Gone gets 4 Fairies for a great story that is both sad and hopeful.
Be sure to check out Lisa McMann's website to learn more and you can also read Cabel's Story, a short story about Cabel's viewpoint on the school trip from earlier in the series.