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Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
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Nov 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult, contemporary-fantasy
Recommended for: Anyone who struggles with food and/or digs the Four Horsemen

This is a book I did not expect. I didn't expect it to be soft cover, I didn't expect it to be so short, and I didn't expect that I would like it as much as I did. It's sharp and funny, tackling a huge and touchy subject and making it real and visceral.

I really didn't expect to even pick this book up, but when I saw it in the bookstore, with its dramatic cover and short length, I can't help but pick it up. I read it that same evening - not quite in one sitting, as I was in town to see the new Harry Potter movie, but close.

If I have a complaint it's that because of the short length we never get into the whys and hows of being chosen to be a Horseman, or any sort of grand cosmology. It doesn't really break any ground in its subject matter either, but here it's the execution that matters. It is a solid little book and I'm looking forward to the sequel, RAGE.

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