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Hunger by Michael Grant

July 3rd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

hunger

I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description:

IT’S BEEN THERE MONTHS SINCE EVERYONE UNDER THE AGE OF FIFTEEN BECAME TRAPPED IN THE BUBBLE KNOWN AS THE FAYZ.

THREE MONTHS SINCE ALL THE ADULTS DISAPPEARED.

GONE.

Food ran out weeks. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers.

Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It’s the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.

But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.

I have to admit I did not enjoy this one as much as Gone but boy does it leave you with a cliff hanger and anxiously waiting to find out what will happen in the next book.  This second book definitely felt darker to me and more along the lines of Lord of the Flies.  There are killer snakes guarding fields of food, “normal” kids facing off against the “freaks”  and there is still the Darkness underground, bidding its time.    While the Darkness, Caine and Drake are still threats the most disturbingly fascinating part of this book is seeing how everyone is reacting to the panic of the lack of food and what they are willing to do for any piece of food they can get.  I felt the book could have been much shorter than the near 600 pages but I still cannot wait for the next book to see what Caine will do next and what happens with Brittany.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Dystopia, Young Adult

4 Responses

  1. LadyVampire2u

    Glad I read your review because if this ends with a cliffhanger, well, much as I’d like to read this book right off…I’ll wait a while so the cliffhanger won’t get to me as much with less time to wait and see what happens.

    On another note, Happy 4th of July to you! And I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for an award here: http://ladyvampire2u.blogspot.com/2009/07/awarded-re-awarding.html

  2. dsuzuki

    Thanks LadyVampire! Yeah, I need to see when the next book is due out.

  3. Mo (Unmainstream Mom Reads)

    I’ve been wanting to read this so badly. I’m sorry it felt a bit too long – hopefully there isn’t anything about coyotes wanting to eat babies – that’s what affected me most about Gone.

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