This series by Michael Grant will remind some readers of Lord of the Flies, and others of Stephen King. In a small California town, the adults suddenly disappear. Sounds like a young teenager's dream, except the Internet, telephones, and TV are gone, too. Kids fend for themselves, as some of them develop terrifying superpowers. While animals begin to mutate, the children realize there is no escape from the mysterious barrier around their town. Sure, this isn't great literature, but grade 7 and up readers will gobble them up. And sometimes, you just need a little junk food reading!