Friday, 8 October 2010

Review - Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler



Lisabeth Lewis is your typical teenager. Her parents are divorced, she has a great boyfriends and friends, but she is hiding a secret. Lisabeth has an eating a disorder.

Late one night, she decides to end her life by taking an overdose on her mother’s anti-depression pills, but suicide attempt does not work. That night she meets Death.

Death had saved her from killing herself the previous night. Lisabeth must now become a Rider and take over the role of Famine. She will ride the black horse named Midnight and bring destruction and poverty to the world.

I read Hunger in one sitting. It is a haunting tale that stays in your mind longer after you are finished with the last page. The author has wonderfully blended in supernatural with a realistic problem in society today - eating disorders. The dialogue, thoughts and actions the teenager characters make seem more believable than other young adult’s novels on the market. This is a great read, and now one of my favorite books.

*I would like to thank Net Galley for sending me an ARC to review.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this does sound interesting. Sounds like its another one for my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your review.

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