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Friday, August 21, 2009

Hunger (Gone series)

Michael Grant

Published May 2009

590 pages

Rating: A


It's been three 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 ago. 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.

My review

So, Hunger starts off a few months after the ending of Gone. Things in the "FAYZ" are worse than ever. Food is running out and kids are going hungry. Some are even eating pets (I know gross right?!?). When kids try to cultivate food from the fields, they encounter another mutated species. Killer worms that can penetrate your skin and crawl inside of you. So how is Sam Temple, "mayor" of Perdido Beach, suppose to feed anybody and take care of what Caine, Drake and Diana are planning? But there are more problems. New powerful mutants. A certain "Darkness" deep in a mine shaft. Normal kids vs. mutants. But the most important... hunger.

Wow. I love this book so much! I mean Gone is great but Hunger is a lot better! It picked up where it left off and I couldn't put the book down. I swear the book NEVER has a dull moment. I was always on the edge of my seat, anticipating what would happen next. The book is so full of action. And also there are so many characters to love! I can really relate to quite a few of them but Caine is my favorite character. I wonder why? Oh, wait, I know! He's a bad boy. I love me some bad boys. Anyway, I love all the new problems that surfaced. The ideas that Michael Grant create in the book are phenomenal.

Bad things about the book now. I can't think of much. The book is a bit too depressing for my taste but it wasn't a big deal. I'm happy to say there's not a lot of "bro", "brah" or "brother" in the book. But it was still said. Oh and also, the book is DISGUSTING! But I kind of enjoyed the disgusting aspects of the book. It made everything all the more interesting. But if you get freaked out easily or get sick easily then I suggest you don't read the book.

I'm sure you guys are getting tired of my babble reviews but that's just what I do while I write a review. I say what comes to mind. So sorry about that. To end this review, I recommend this book to everybody. Seriously. Read it. This book is one of my new favs.



  1. I definitely have to read this series. I can't wait to get a copy of Gone, it looks great. Thanks for the review, it reminded me I really need to read this series. (:

  2. Awesome review! everyone luvs a bad boy right? lol
    I haven't read GONE yet. I hear its really good.

    Babbling is good lol. it puts personality in the review :D

  3. I keep picking these books up and setting them down in Borders.

    I babble a lot too, especially when reviewing books I enjoyed. It's easier to review books I disliked LOL

  4. Great review! I agree with pretty much everything. :] It is disgusting- and depressing. I was scared and sad throughout a lot of the book. I'm more of a Sam fan myself. XD

    - Alex


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