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Fifteen-year-old Billy Ballard is the kid that everyone picks on. But things changedrastically when Death tells Billy he must stand in as Pestilence, the White Rider ofthe Apocalypse. Now armed with a Bow that allows him to strike with disease froma distance, Billy lashes out at his tormentors...and accidentally causes an outbreak ofmeningitis. Horrified by his actions, Billy begs Death to take back the Bow. For that tohappen, says Death, Billy must track down the real White Rider, and stop him fromunleashing something awful on humanity--something that could make the BlackPlague look like a summer cold. Does one bullied teenager have the strength to standhis ground--and the courage to save the world?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 201 x 23mm | 363g
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • 0606247424
  • 9780606247429

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Praise for "Hunger" "The storytelling is both realistic and compassionate....the writing is never preachy, and it allows an interesting exploration of both intensely personal food issues and global ones."--"School Library Journal, "starred review "[The author's] ear for dialogue, fluid prose and dark humor elevate this brief novel above other 'issue books.'"--"Kirkus Reviews" "Powerful, fast-paced, hilarious, heart-wrenching, vivid, sad and most of all real, "Hunger" is a breathtaking portrayal of a difficult topic that also deftly ties in with the interesting and scary apocalypse. Though short, this story will grab the reader and never let go." --"Romantic Times Magazine" "Kessler offers a refreshingly new approach to the YA eating-disorder genre that reinforces the difficulty of conquering these diseases."--"Booklist" "Jackie Morse Kessler does a fine job of taking a critical issue that has been explored in writing no small number of times, and putting a new and thought pro
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950 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 30% (284)
4 32% (301)
3 27% (255)
2 9% (87)
1 2% (23)
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