Friday, February 4, 2011

Review: Hunger by Michael Grant

SYNOPSIS:
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. GONE.
 
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 powers. Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.
But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them. The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
MY REVIEW:

Michael Grant has created a world that is fascinating and disturbing at the same time. This book is so much better than the first one. I feel like the story is really taking shape and all the characters are having all the exposure in terms of their powers and abilities.

In this book, the kids inside the FAYZ are facing the very worst enemy possible: HUNGER. All their resources are in short supply and they have to do something about this fast. Sam and his followers are trying very hard to get the kids to do some work in the fields to grow crops and eventually harvest them. But it's very hard for the kids to comprehend that they need to work in order to eat. Some of the kids  turned to boiling grass and eat them (yuck, right?). Another one opened a dance club to momentarily forget the hunger that's incessantly gnawing inside their stomach and minds.

Amidst the hunger and the ever looming presence of the darkness, some kids who doesn't have any special powers are concocting a plan against the "freaks". They want to have control over the FAYZ themselves and have a separate place from the freaks where they would feel superior. Pandemonium struck when kids turn against each other and violence erupted throughout the FAYZ. Things aren't looking good for all of them...

To wrap it up, Hunger is a superior piece of entertainment! Michael Grant is a remarkably gifted writer! Cheerz! 


My Rating: 5 Stars

 

2 comments:

Reina (The Pink Fence) said...

i recommend you reading The Hunger Games Trilogy too :)

Ruperto Prieto Jr. said...

hi! i heard it's really good! I'll look into it! thanks!

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