Hunger (Gone #2)
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 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
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?
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
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
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 have had a crazy week, reading-wise. Christmas break happened, and suddenly my reading schedule just opened up. Started Hunger on Tuesday, finished it Wednesday. Read Paper Towns on Thursday. Read On the Jellicoe Road from Friday to Saturday. Now I have spent basically all of today, Sunday, sitting around mooning over Jellicoe Road. But I figured it was time to get some reviews up.
That all being said, not only have four days passed sinc...more
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
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
Having not read the first book in the series, GONE, I was thoroughly intrigued about this book.
HUNGER takes place three months after the events of the previous story. The kids are running out of food, gaining powers, and a Darkness is calling to some of the members of The FAYZ.
I enjoyed this story so much that after I read it I promptly ordered the first book. I am eagerly awaiting its arrival so that I can see how this all started.
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
I said it about Gone, but I'll say it again here: the great strength of this book is that Grant doesn't shy away from how bleak the conditions are. Kids die, and they die violently. Anti-freak factions develop. And you still get all that teenage drama - there's a girl with an ED, and a lesbian girl with an unrequited crush. Probably...more
Once again, the author has created an action-packed story that grabs hold early on and th...more
I waited for the library to get this book for a while. I read the first book in the series a while back, and it was called Gone. Seeing that that one was so good, I had to read the next one. This story is a continuation of Gone, so everyone over the age of 14 is still unaccounted for. Sam and all his other brethren have to find ways to grow food for themselves, while battling giant worms that can eat through flesh. Over all, many more children die, and life has to go on in the Faze, or zone of e...more
At the end of Gone , I saw that there were like five more books and so there I was wondering what the heck could the second book be about? Me being me, couldn't finish the situation without actually reading the second book. I got it from the librar...more
In this sequel to Gone, kids are developing powers, food is running out, killings are occurring, and the Darkness is beckoning to many children. It seems as if the FAYZ (Fall-out Alley Youth Zone) is throwing everything it has at the children within its walls. Sam has been forced to take power that he does not want. Caine has a new plot that he is absolutely sure of yet he does no know why he is doing it. The Darkness is invading his mind. Lana is doing...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
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"Yeah? Then why did you bring the helmet?"
Brianna tossed it to him. "In case you fall off.”