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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Fourteen-year-old friends Lola and Patrick are in desperate trouble - along with everybody else. Monstrous enemy invaders have increased their human raids. Those taken face a terrible fate: like animals they will be transported, processed and eaten in a food chain like no other - unless Lola and Patrick can find a way to save them.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 2nd 2014 by Chicken House
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A fast-paced book for upper primary. Not an amazing work of literature but it will definitely appeal to some of my students.
Dusty Griffin
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: young horror enthusiasts
Feed begins with 14-year-old Lola hanging around an abandoned playpark with her best friend Patrick. It's after school, but there are no assignments for these teens, as the world around them is slowly falling apart, as three years ago, an alien race had invaded Earth, taking humans in. Nobody knows whether these humans survive or not, but most assume they're dead once they float up.

The two friends hear from a distance a piercing sound. A siren that is telling them to go home, as the aliens are
Vincent Ripley
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I have been looking forward to reading this book for quite a while now. The question has to be . . . . . has the wait been worth it? Well, the black glossy book cover certainly sets up a great feel before you even open up the book - Steve Wells is the illustrator responsible for this. The large, red, reptilian eye stares into the soul of the reader asking the question are sure you want to find out what's going
Adele Broadbent
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lola and Patrick are best friends and hang out together trying to forget for a while what is happening around them. They live in a time of invasion – alien invasion. The ground shakes and hovering machines tear buildings, homes and businesses apart, sometimes sucking up the inhabitants.

When Lola is with Patrick instead of going home after school, her father goes looking for her. He is taken by the machines and Lola can’t forgive herself. After her dad’s workshop is damaged by an attack, she sort
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Laycee Cooper
Scary and awesome
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
As soon as I heard what Feed was about, I knew I had to read it! Maybe that's slightly morbid of me since it's about man eating aliens but that's just how I roll! I love anything with aliens in to be honest so it's always an instant pull for me when a book has them in but this one also sounded fun and I was interested to see how people cope when they find they're no longer top of the food chain. Personally I thought the author handled the storyline brilliantly, its for younger readers so there i ...more
Rachel Hamilton
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you like your monsters with a Darren Shan-esque blend of intelligence and gore (intelligore?), and you like your openings intense and mysterious, then FEED by MJ Howes is the book for you. The intriguing premise will grab your attention, and the antics of the gutsy heroine, Lola, and her super-brain sidekick, Patrick, will keep you gripped until the very end.

MJ Howes knows how to tell a good story. The early chapters are layered with suspense, and speculation gradually evolves into horror in
Ashlee Bowden
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: every one
Recommended to Ashlee by: someone in my class
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this book is a great book to read, i loved reading this book in the morning before caching my bus. i really felt like i was in this book because everything had so much detail. i really connected to all of the characters. this book does have a bit of murder but its not to gory so it wont give you any night mares. it is a great book witch always keeps you at the end of your feet and making you want to read more. it would be a really good book to read as a group and talk to people about. but other ...more
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M. J. Howes grew up by the sea in Norfolk. She now lives in a village near Loughborough with her husband and two children (no aliens) and works as a lunchtime supervisor at a primary school. She came up with the idea for FEED while on playground duty.

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