Hunger by Michael Grant
A Gone Novel

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“Hunger” is a darker book than “Gone” but its intensity and drama will keep the reader riveted page after page.


It's been three months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Food ran out weeks ago and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile, the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. Each kid is out for himself and even the good ones turn murderous. But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.


About Michael Grant

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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, 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 year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. Michael is the author of the bestselling Gone series. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.
Published May 21, 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books. 611 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jun 24 2010

Readers who have not read Gone will be lost, thanks to an inadequate recap.

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Reviewed by Jessica Jackson on Jan 26 2012

The story was as fast paced as the first one, the characters were given more depth, and it was ended on a good cliffhanger that made me want to immediately run to the store and grab the next two books in the series Lies and Plague.

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Reviewed by Teenreads on May 26 2009

Just as riveting and magnetic as GONE, HUNGER captures the reader tooth, hook and claw, never once letting go.

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Reviewed by Barb Hopkins on May 10 2010

“Hunger” is a darker book than “Gone” but its intensity and drama will keep the reader riveted page after page.

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Ben Fenton 12 Apr 2014

The series gets better and better. A true series that relies on you having known the characters before which I like but is not for everyone. New dynamics thrown in all the time.