Hunger (Gone #2)
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.
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 p...more
Whilst this book impressed me greatly, as did the first of the series, I found that there were still those little things that majorly irked me, even amid the fast-paced sci-fi and action told in a gripping and imaginative way; it was these little things that again prevented me from awarding the novel the 5 stars it would have otherwise deserved.
So what's the problem?
I can sum it up in two points:
1) Sam is a lame protagonist.
2) All the girls are 'cute'.
Let me explain.
Pointer number one: Sam is o...more
details put into the setting, and the way it shows the theme of accepting hard
responsibilities.. Some people may say that this novel is unrealistic, or too built on the
theme of finding weakness in others, but it shows taking on responsibility, even if it is
Sam Temple is one of the well crated characters in this book. He is a
fifteen year old boy who is forced to become a leader of hundreds of kids, after...more
Michael Grant is definitely an author with a knack for action-driven stories heavy on suspense and excitement. Gone was a great beginning book for the series: it established the problem (all growups "poof" out and leave kids to fend for themselves) and dealt with the power struggles that ensued between the townies and the dysfunctional delinquents over at Coates. Hunger was therefor...more
This book was overwhelming! I never knew what was going to happen!
All this action...all this battles! Jesus, I was always thinking oh please don't die!!
This mutant bugs are just ewwwww!
The ending was crushing I was like no no no Lana you have to save them!
(view spoiler)[And Lana! How could you?! You should have been stronger! When Dekka asked for her help, I was like Lana is going to help her...but NO, she ran way to the gaiaphage...this thing is gross..and...more
Michael Grant did an amazing job creating intense parallel events. There's always a huge thing happening in one place, at the same time on another place and sometimes also in an another differe...more
Okay, so this was a reread. I like rereading books that I've enjoyed, and I wanted to reread the first two before reading the next two in the series. Although it may be a while before I get to read those.
It went a lot slower for me, this time, than the first time. I'm not saying it wasn't gripping, exactly; once I'd start reading it again, I'd get hooked. But when I...more
"Hunger" is about... well, it's about a lot of things, but basically it all started in "Gone", the first book in the series, when all the people over the age of fourteen dissapeared. Just poof. Vanished. Gone. And so, all of the kids at the age of fourteen and younger are left to fend for themselves. Not a...more
The book is riveting but may be too intense for younger audiences. Say anyone under 78...
I'm not sure what upset me most about this book. The fact that it was never content to have a single crisis ocurring at once, or the way that it calls the thinking reader to question what exactly is right and wrong and good and evil. There used to be a spooky saying that once committed to it, women were the fierces...more
1) Michael Grant knows how to build the climax and write an ending!
2) 590 pages, and I was engaged through most of the book. Woah.
3) Heart-wrenching! Emotions overflowed. Anger, frustration, indifference, pride, fear, happiness, desperation. AHHH!!!
4) Some of these kids I just want to punch in the face.
5) When you think things can't get more over-the-top, Grant throws more weird, crazy stuff in your face.
6) Seriously. This was good. Possibly better than t...more
Brianna has the cutest personality.
Diana, a masochist.
Caine, a sadist.
Caine & Diana, tend to swap places.
Drake, plain mean.
Kids, swapping sides because of.... FOOD?
I loved how the main character, Sam Temple, evolved in this book. The burden imposed on him by the FAYZ has forced him to grow up prematurely, and it definitely takes a toll on him in Hunger. Despite this, however, Sam still manages to keep himself together enough to deal with all of the issues going on in the FAYZ, including the new problem o...more
It's been 3 months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
But Perdido Beach has even more major problems. Food is running out, the kids starving, hungry. There are carnivorous worms, nicknamed "zekes", in the fields. All those vegetables unpicked. Will the zekes lead everyone to starvation?
Meanwhile, Caine has a plan to lower the morale of Perdido Beach by shutting off the power. But does he have an ulterior motive? And what is the gaiaphage?
There were so many characters and plots going on during this one. I didn't really have a hard time keeping them all in line, I'm more worried about the ratio of meaningful review to crossing the line into a rambling review, but I'm going to try anyways!
First off, Astrid and Sam. As for their relationship, I still don't really believe it. This was something I had said for Gone and I still...more
I felt like I had to plow through the book because absolutely nothing was getting done about 2/3rds o...more
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Books filled with action like this, ones that are obviously marketed exclusively towards reluctant readers and boys (publishing companies typically consider the two to be one and the same) are usually books that I'm warry of, for the obvious reason that I'm not a reluctant reader. I have higher standards than that. I want character development and quality prose; I don't want to read an action movie in book form. Michael Grant's books are...more
And Diana!!! Oha oha!! Now, I really love your taste. She'll get more awesome and more awesome as the story progress... She just makes me swoooooonnnn! CAINA FTW! Where do you get a swoon-worthy anti-heroes tandem in YA fics? I agree with you on your Astrid and Sam, but I think Sam redeems himself by the third book. Astrid? Meh.. She's really goody goody most of the times, she'll get bitchy at LIES but s...more
The second book effectively continues on from where the first left off. Sam continues as the somewhat unwilling teenage leader of the main band of children at Perdido Be...more
eesh, that was painful. It's a good story with interesting characters.
but in the end, it's just a whole GRIP of kids making bad decisions. And it's just hard to read. Hard to witness.
By no means does the book start slow. Hunger starts 3 months into the FAYZ, when all the adults disappeared and the wall surround them went up. That means 3 months of hundreds of kids trying to survive. Food running out, tensions rising, it gets messy. Very messy. Kids will eat pets for meat, wi...more
This was a really interesting part of the story. I enjoyed it as much or maybe a litt...more
First, oh my gosh I LOVE these books! Sorry, had to get that out of my system. This is such a fabulous, original, interesting story world. Kids trapped in a dome with no adults and superpowers? That a...more
Hunger is the sequel to Michael Grant's Gone and in my opinion Hunger was a stronger novel than Gone. Many of the problems that I had with Gone were nonexistent in Hunger. I am really glad that I read Hunger and that I didn't drop the Gone series.
Hunger starts with Sam, Astrid and the other FAYZ kids dealing with food shortages hence the title Hunger. Sam has to deal with all the pains of being a leader of the FAYZ which means he has to deal with all the problems between th...more
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I had a hard childhood. Hard for my parents. Not that bad for me. I was an Army brat, moved around a lot. Then I didn't settle down. I just kept moving. Why? What inner turmoil drove me? Mmmm, I gotta say none. I just have a short attention span. Easily bored...more