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The Hunger by Carol Drinkwater
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Jan 08, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read from January 06 to 08, 2011

Phylly is a fourteen-year-old girl living in Ireland in 1845. Her family is better off than most poor Irish farm families. Phylly even has a job as a maid at the landlord's estate. But when a terrible disease attacks the potato crop, Phylly's family suffers as much as everyone else. Phylly fights to keep her spirits up through her family's struggle for survival and even experiences the wonder of first love. This should have been the sort of book I had to read at school instead of the tatty old 30yr old rubbish I was given.
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