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DescriptionCarries EU Toy Safety Directive 'Unsuitable for children ages 0-3' warning logo. It's Lord of the Flies for the Heroes generation The second instalment of Michael Grant's epic Gone series. Suddenly it's a world without adults and normal has crashed and burned. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes. The clock is ticking for Sam Temple and the kids of Perdido Beach but it's not the big one-five that they face now; it's starvation that threatens the FAYZ. In an abandoned mineshaft a faceless animal lurks, pulling the strings, toying with human and mutant alike. And he's hungry - hungry in the darkness. An uneasy calm has settled over Perdido Beach. But soon, fear explodes into desperation as starvation sets in and the mob look to place blame. For the 'normals' the buck must stop somewhere: with the 'freaks'. More and more kids are developing strange powers and, just as frighteningly, so are the animals in the FAYZ: talking coyotes, swimming bats and deadly worms with razor-sharp teeth are just the beginning. For Sam Temple the strain of leadership is beginning to show and he's got more than just dwindling rations and in-fighting to worry about - Caine is back with the psychotic whiphand, Drake, by his side. And in the background lies the greatest danger of all - and he too needs to be fed. HUNGER is yet another tour-de-force from global sensation, Michael Grant. If there's one sci-fi/fantasy book for teens you read this year, make it Gone. "I love this book" - Stephen King
- Published: 06 September 2010
- Format: Paperback 608 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405253543 ISBN 10: 1405253541
- Sales rank: 773
Reviews for Hunger
Life in the FAYZ has settled somewhat, but not for long. As starvation begins to set in, and more and more kids develop mutant powers, the choice is no longer between the group led by Sam and that led by Caine. Instead, trouble is brewing between those with powers (the 'freaks') and those without (the 'normals'). Animals continue to mutate, making food even harder to obtain, and suddenly a new threat emerges - one that poses a threat to both freaks and normals, Perdido Beach and Coates Academy.
The sequel to Michael Grant's popular ya novel Gone, this book is even better than the first. Regardless of age, you will be completely engrossed in the story, unable to avoid turning the page, anxious to know what happens next. This book is definitely worth reading. by Nurture Waratah