Author: Michael Grant
Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 26, 2009)
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Things in the Fayze are getting worse. Food and other supplies are running out. Sam is starting to run low on hope and everything just seems so bleak.
Sam has to be the adult that he doesn't want to be, and it's really starting to wear on him. The kids of the town are looking to him for help, and guidance. He's expected to stop fights and to provide for everyone. He's also expected to be the one with the answers. When all he really wants is to go surfing and be a real kid.
For me this book was not as good as the first one, still a great read and a totally diffrent look on a survivor story. But ultimately not as good. It took me much longer to get into this one than it did Gone.
Hunger was much more violent than the first installment of this series. The violence actually shocked me. There were times when I felt as if I wasn't reading about young children, I had to forcefully remind myself that I was. However, for all the violence and such it felt very realistic. It's something that I'm sure if it were to happen would almost play out exactly the way it was written.
I would still recommend this book to anyone who likes novels like this. I would also still recommend this series to a teenage boy who isn't too fond of reading. My little brother picked it up and was actually interested in it, and he hates to read.