John Gone

      Michael Kayatta
John Gone

After finding a mysterious wristwatch buried in the sand, sixteen-year-old John suddenly finds himself teleporting farther and farther away from his home each day when the hands strike 3:14. Unable to deactivate the device or remove it from his arm, John must do what he can to survive when its dangerous creator comes looking for his lost invention. John Gone is Book One of The Diaspora Trilogy.Sixteen-year-old John has stumbled across an abandoned wristwatch half-buried in the sand behind his house. Curious, he places it on his wrist; to his surprise, it won’t come off.Suddenly, each day at 3:14 P.M. John begins to uncontrollably teleport around the world. He might materialize anywhere--a burning African desert, a Canadian forest, even a Siberian prison--and must do what he can to survive until 3:14 A.M. when the watch takes him home again.But John's adventures come with a price ...When a scientist mysteriously trapped far below the surface of the Earth makes contact through a hologram in the watch's face, John learns that his travels will eventually kill him. Soon, he's faced with an impossible choice: continue to endanger his life by using the watch, or switch places with the scientist and risk losing his freedom forever.
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