- Publisher: Electric Monkey
- Format: Paperback | 608 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 40mm | 499g
- Publication date: 6 September 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1405253541
- ISBN 13: 9781405253543
- Illustrations note: black & white maps
- Sales rank: 985
Carries 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
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Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states of the USA, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a whole year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, their two children, and far too many pets.
By Nurture Waratah 16 Sep 2013
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.
"'... exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. I love this book.' Stephen King, bestselling author. 'A tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless' Booklist; 'If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this' Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review) 'I Love this book' - Stephen King, bestselling author"
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