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Hunger - Michael Grant - Bogormen
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Hunger - Michael Grant
Title: Hunger (Gone #2)
Author: Michael Grant
Genre: Dystopian, YA
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 590
Date read: April, 2010

It's been three months since everyone under the age of fourteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ. Things have only gotten worse. Food is running out, and each day more kids are developing supernatural abilities. Soon tension rises between those with powers and those without, and when an unspeakable tragedy occurs, chaos erupts. It's the normals against the mutants, and the battle promises to turn bloody.

But something more dangerous lurks. A sinister creature known as the Darkness has begun to call to the survivors in the FAYZ. It needs their powers to sustain its own. When the Darkness calls, someone will answer -- with deadly results.

A fascinating continuation to the series. I think I liked book #1 a tiny bit better, because in this one I could so clearly see the mistakes Sam was making, and just wanted to yell at him for it. I like that he's not perfect though - it makes him less Gary Stu'ish.

The language is somewhat juvenile at times, but it works with the style of the book and helps set the atmosphere. That doesn't mean it isn't well-written though. I found it very engaging and even sinister in places. I also like reading an author who understands how to write a series - round off the small individual plot lines in each book, but let the larger plot unfold through the series. It makes me actually not mind not knowing how many books are in the series.

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