Hunger (Gone #2)
IT'S BEEN THERE 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. 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 power...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
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
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
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
The characters I REALLY like in this book are: Brianna, Edilio and Mary.
Why not Sam?! Well I'm not really sure, but I just can't help it. I like him ok.
Caine, I really like him! Sometimes I want to hate him, but I can't! It's exactly the opposite way I think about Sam. About Diana, it's more complicated, I like her and I hat...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
The characters were relatable, the plot was intense, the ending had a bit of a light but barely. I absolutely enjoyed every chapter.
It was nonstop adrenaline and vivid imagery.
I'm just utterly disappointed that Michael Grant is grossly underrated. Everyone should know about these books.
Grant, is very good at developing many different characters at once. The basic story of the book is that everyone over the age of 14 has disappeared, and a wall has formed around Perdido beach, trapping all of the people under 14 inside. These kids have to learn to fend for themselves and survive, especially now that they've gone through all the food left in their homes and restaurants. Gra...more
A couple of things. First of all: in my review of the first book, I believe I stated that the Darkness seemed a little bit random. My mistake. Really, without the Darkness, this entire book would have fallen apart. It would have been unreadable. So, thank you to Grant and (view spoiler)[Gaiaphage (hide spoiler)] for that treat.
Second thing: I hold true to my statement in my first review about love interests. There were waaaay too many for my liki...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