Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: Hunger by Michael Grant

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review: Hunger by Michael Grant

Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition (April 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061449083
ISBN-13: 978-0061449086
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It's been three months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
Food ran out weeks ago and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile, the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. 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.


Hunger is the second book in the Gone series by Michael Grant. Ever since I first started this series, I've been completely hooked. While reading this book, I pretty much only left my room for toilet and food. Other than that, I was reading. The fantastic thing about these books is that no matter how calm things seem to be, you can always count on the fact that things will soon be getting crazy-action-insane. Something as simple as picking cabbages from a field can get very violent, very quickly. Michael Grant's flawless writing makes this action-packed story one of the most exhilarating books I've ever read. The fact that he turns such a real world setting into something so unbelievably believable (It makes sense in my head) is what makes reading these books so enjoyable. It is difficult to imagine a few fourteen-year-olds going completely insane and killing kids left and right, but Grant still manages to make these characters so believable that it's a bit terrifying.
   No matter what kind of books you like to read, I can guarantee that you will never be bored with this one. In Hunger you will find action, adventure, romance, humor, danger, and a bunch of crazy teenagers. If you're not one to shy away from some violence, I recommend this series. It will not disappoint.



  1. I love it when you get so wrapped up in a book that eating and using the bathroom are the only things that can take you away from it. I really need to get to this series.

  2. YAY! My thirteen year-old is reading this now (I'm getting ready to start GONE--she's ahead of me) so I know she's going to LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, Austin! :)



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