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*Hunger: A Gone Novel* by Michael Scott- young adult book review
 
Also by Michael Grant:

Gone
 
Hunger: A Gone Novel
by Michael Scott
Grades 7+ 608 pages Katherine Tegen Books May 2009 Hardcover    

Itís been three long months since the dome-like prison descended on Perdido Beach and all the adults disappeared. Thereís barely any food left, and although things have been quiet for a short while, the mutations are continuing.

As more kids and more animals develop powers and hunger rules the tiny town, mass hysteria settles into this doomed society. Thereís not much a kid wonít do for a measly morsel of meat, so when thereís a showdown between the normals and the moofs (mutated freaks), even the nicest kids become vicious.

When Caine and his crew from Coates take over the nuclear plant and turn off the electricity, Sam and his gang are determined to get it back. It soon becomes obvious that Cainís motivation has less to do with power and more to do with The Darkness, a subterranean creature whose hunger calls to the boy. Once The Darkness is fed, it plans to take over the FAYZ and destroy all who resist - if they donít destroy themselves first.

Hunger is the second book in the Gone series by Michael Grant, which is scheduled to contain a total of six. The third book, Lies, will be the next installment. If youíve got a Hunger for suspense, this series will not disappoint.
 
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