Three months after all the adults disappeared in the blink of an eye, 15 year old Sam Temple is holding together what remains of the city, but as food starts to become scarce, the problems start to pile up. From children developing superhuman abilities to a powerful entity hungry in the dark, what’s left of society is starting to crumble.
Sequel to the best selling novel Gone, Hunger is an emotional and deep story that deals with the stress of leadership and overall guilt. The first book ended in major suspense and this book has followed its lead. I originally picked up Gone because it seemed very similar to a book I loved called The Young World by Chris Weitz who had come to speak to us bloggers at the Mission Viejo Library/City Hall last year.
Hunger has been a fascinating sequel. It takes the reader away from everyday drama and stress by wrapping them up in this malicious world. This helps the reader to appreciate their own life so much more after they put this book down.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a temporary distraction from their own life as it is riveting, interesting and easy to get stuck in. I enjoyed this book and am already starting the next one in the series, Lies.
-Evan G., 6th grade