07 August 2010
Hunger, Michael Grant
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 590 Pages
Publisher: Harper Teen 5/26/09
It's been three months since the final battle with the Coates kids and all the people over the age of 15 have inexplicably disappeared. Sam Temple is trying to be mayor of the FAYZ (aka Perdito Beach), but it turns out that he's expected to parent as well. His relationship with Astrid is going well, but it's strained. The Coates kids have been non existant since the final battle, but Sam knows that it's just a matter of time before Caine and his cronies start plotting.
But things in the FAYZ are dire. Food is running out, animals are mutating at an enormously fast pace and people are fighting each other and friends. Sam is at a loss as to help the non-special kids accept the ones that have a special power.
This series is not for the faint of heart. Talk of cannibalism and eating pets is prevalent as these kids realize that for the first three months they wasted opportunities to save food. They are given rations and even then that is not enough. With hunger and tiredness and just being scared.
The one thing that Sam doesn't realize is that at the center of all this, the power plant is exposed and if he loses that, he loses the fight. With Astrid, Quinn, Albert and Edilio, they aim to save the Power plant and Perdido Beach.
I really enjoy this series. It took me no time to read it and it's a huge book! Definitely put this one on your TBR list!
Posted by Laura Benson
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