You should know I've only read this last, sixth book in the Gone series, and none of the rest of the series. A reading project I'm working on required me to read this volume, and I probably should have read the rest of the series first, but I was in a hurry to continue the project. The point is, even without reading the other five books first, I still really enjoyed this.
I'm a big fan of a well-written dystopian novel, and this was very well-written. I'm also a fan of stories featuring kids with mutant powers. (My favorite parts of the X-Men books are the stories that show the kids learning about their powers - and just learning to be kids as well.) And the part of this story I really liked was showing how the kids of the FAYZ dealt with all the problems that arose, without the help (or interference) of adults.