High-concept narrative in Gone 1: Big concept, small beginnings

Lesson
High-concept narrative in Gone 1: Big concept, small beginnings
9 pages
Purpose
Introduce a high-concept narrative through controlled release of detail.
Description
This lesson begins an examination of the narrative structure of the first chapter of 'Gone'. How does the author introduce the massive supernatural event of the story, introduce the Hero, and build mystery and tension to keep you reading? We rewrite the passage looking at each of these details, and end with a portfolio rewrite.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Action, Adventure, Dystopia, Thriller