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
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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
I felt sorry for Sam in this story, he had so much responsibility and little reward, and the fact that the other kids ignored him instead of helping him must have been frustrating.
The storyline in this was mainly about the kids all going hungry as the food ran out, and Sam trying to do something about it. We had killer mutant worms in the fields, Caine trying to take over the power plant, and this weird entity called ‘the darkness’ playin ...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
"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
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 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
Ook bij het herlezen bleef Hunger spannend. Ik houd van de manier waarop Michael Grant een wereld vol diverse en realistische personages weet neer te zetten. Elk personage heeft een goed uitgewerkt achtergrondverhaal en het is fantastisch om ze allemaal beter te leren kennen. Ook de manier waarop nieuwe personages zoals Orsay en Duck aan het verhaal worden toegevoegd voelt heel natuurlijk. En duizend hartjes voor Little Pete natuurlijk! Ik blijf fan van deze boeken!
-- 2014 --
I really e ...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
Between the mutant powers that kept sprouting up, the evil alien blob who lived underground, and the kids cooking the family pets...
I just couldn't put it down!
Every time I go to recommend this to a friend, I end up giving away the entire plot, so I'm gonna just shut up.
Read it for yourself and decide...
Which means depleting resources.
Which means the title of this book.
The kids are starving, literally dying from starvation unless they can manage to work together and cooperate and rebuild a sustainable society/economy. (Once again, this touches on my love of survival logistics and resource m ...more
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
This book made me feel so frustrated but not in an entirely bad way, just because of how accurately it depicted what would happen if the situation were real. Some of the kids you want to congratulate and others you want to shake so badly to try and get it into their system that if they do that it'll have dire consequences.
I love how none ...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?
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
This is easily my favorite of the series so far.
Onto book 3!
Really captivating story, but I liked book number one better. And I guess I wanted more background story about how the Darkness came to be. I hope that I'll get more answers in the sequels.
I will continue the series in a short while, just having a break with another book. ^^
I gave the first book gone five stars and gave its sequel only four an half stars!But before I tell you what I don't like about t ...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?
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
A solid follow to Gone. I loved it! Couldn't put it down. A thrill and scare rolled into one. A-MAZ-ING!!!!
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with prop ...more
I felt like I had to plow through the book because absolutely nothing was getting done about 2/3rds o ...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
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Gone Series by Michael Grant - Reading "Hunger" from the 20th of January 2018||188||156||Jan 25, 2018 01:31PM|
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