Hunger (Gone Series #2)

Hunger (Gone Series #2)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515912422
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Series: Gone Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Michael Grant is the author or coauthor of 150 books, including Front Lines and the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Gone series. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kyle McCarley, a graduate of the University of Southern California, is a voice-over actor and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. His credits include audiobooks, video games, TV pilots, Web cartoons and commercials, radio and TV commercials, radio dramas, and podcasts.

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Hunger (Gone Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 626 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the adults are gone along with everyone over the age of fifteen. Chaos has begun. Kids are dying, starving, and suffering from there own stupidity. Here in the FAYZ Sam is the only "adult", the only parent to a bunch of ungrateful, ignorant children, children who would rather fight over who stole whos candy bar than survive. Sam can't keep pretending everything is okay, and he can't stand being expected to have all the answers. Along with the pressures of trying to survive in a world doomed to perish, Sam must also deal with the fact that some of the kids are developing powers, becoming mutants that can cook you from the inside out and defy gravity. Perdido Beach is dividing into freaks and normals. Hunger is something new and exciting that not only captures what life in the FAYZ is like, but also enters the mind of an adolescent, because it doesn't matter if you've been confined in a giant bubble for months, or not, you're still just a teenager. Short, choppy sentences give Hunger suspense and a sense of actuality that will keep you awake and entertained as it captures the insecurity and temptation that comes with being a teenager. Each and every character has a story to tell, from a love interest to a creepy voice inside their head telling them to do horrible things. Grant's novel is unbelievably graphic, from the way he writes of young children murdering one another to stories of excruciating pain and torture. Michael Grant has yet again written a page turner I would recommend for anyone with a strong stomach looking for a little romance and a lot of action. He has created an even more horrific Gone.
readtolive_livetoread More than 1 year ago
HUNGER doesn't shy away from venturing into pretty disturbing territory, starting right in the first chapter. One of Drake's plans halfway through the book is particularly vile. This is a YA book, but it never feels like the material is watered down. Sam exploits an alcoholic kid to get him to work, and a lesbian girl warns Sam that the divisions between "freaks" and "normals" are inevitable, based on her personal experience (kudos to Grant for tackling this subject). Enjoyed gone and waited for this book to come out. it was great to see how sam is struggling with the responsibility of being in charge. It made him seem more human. That's one thing that makes this book so interesting. Grant makes his characters more real, not just static characters that have superpowers. There is depth to them. Not only are they kids struggling against each other and this barrier that has trapped them, but they also are struggling within themselves. Not that the idea of these kids stranded inside the fayz isn't interesting, but making the characters more real adds to the interest.
Aschaef More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I accidently picked up the first one at my friends house, when I realized my mistake. It was too late. I was hooked. Sam Temple is a young teen age boy is thrown from being a carefree, surfer teen into being an responsible adult in only a second. You will laugh, cry, and cheer for the characters with every page that you turn. In this book Sam's growing continues. Mr. Grant does a great job with adding the peer pressure, lust, and self insecurity that comes with being a teenager into every character. I highly recommend this book if you love adventure, suspence, romance, and the legendary fight between good and evil. I personally can't wait till Mr. Grant pops out another fantastic book, and neither should you.
21wej More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and it was just amazing. It was one of those books where you hate to see it end. You end up begging for more and here it is! I've been looking for a sequel forever. Yay!
Calender7890 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Food is running out in the FAYZ and people will do anything for food. Meanwhile the Darkness is getting srtonger and Caine can't seem to get it out of his head. While Darkness uses Caine to help him grow stronger, new powrs are developing in more kids. Lana has the Darkness in her mind and wants in destroyed. Kids are starting a hate the mutant kids as food runs out and accidents occur. Then a murder happens when a mutant kills a regular kid and things get crazy. Mutants are being hunted for justice and people are ganging up. Sam is struggling through the whole thing and trying to make good decisions for everbody but he's cracking. Astrid is worried about Little Pete who is also been in contact with the Darkness. Someone has to kill the Darkness and restore peace in the FAYZ, who's going to do it? Who's going to win?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After i read thisbook, i dont feel like i will ever understand the true meaning of "hungry". When i whine mom im hungry...i think of this! Wow! I literally am LIVING in this book. I went on a hike and thought, "THIS HIKE WILL NOT HELP MY HUNGER.... SINCE WE ARE STARVING AND ALL" It took me a minute to figure out that my mom was right next to me because she HASNT disapeared in FAYZ!! This book will have you hooked...just as the Darkness has all of its victims hooked! I am living in the book just as the darkness is living within the mutants!! <3 Maggs(:
Robert Steele More than 1 year ago
This book is PERFECT for young teens who are looking for chaos, adventure, and a little romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the whole series and it's amazing. It relates to reactions that can have a possibility to happen. It have many elements that makes it awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the greatest. It kept me at the edge o fmy seat!!!!!!!!
book_lover123 More than 1 year ago
Great book. Even though I am reading this book currently, It has to be one of my favorite book series ever! One reason I decided to keep reading this series is the review by VOYA in the front cover, &quot;Readers will be unable to avoid involuntarily gasping, shuddering, or flinching while reading this suspense-filled story.&quot; Flinching and shuddering is right. I was flinching, gasping, AND shuddering within the first 10 pages.The only reason I gave this book 4 stars and not 5 is because It seems to be moving a little to slow for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting and adventurous book but too adult for anyone under 15. The book gets darker and more PG13ish as you keep reading. Please take rhis into consideration before you purchase the book. -teen reviewer
Keira Rosner More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved "Gone". Make sure that you read it before.reading "Hunger". This series is so amazing so far! I am almost always completely into the story. A few parts were not completely neccessary (the book could have been a little shorter), but that may bother me a bit because I really want to kmow what happens next... 3 stars only because I've read so many books that are just as good. The world is full of talented writers, and the author of the Gone series obviously possesses that talent.
A-Young-Reader More than 1 year ago
After reading Gone, you wonder, "What happens to the kids in the FAYZ next?" Well Hunger most definitely answers that unavoidable question! It was another great book written by the one and only Michael Grant. The development of the gaiaphage, the ugly cruelty of that psycho Drake Merwin, the victories of Sam Temple all continue on in Hunger. The book was practically glued to my hands! It was difficult, if not impossible, to put the book down! I would recommend this book to anyone. So if you haven't read Gone, read that first and then continue on to Hunger as the story continues!!! Enjoy the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is extraordinary! I would certainly, without a doubt recommend this to anyone over the age of thirteen, in fact I have recommended it! Like the first, it is crazy and will leave you speachless. My stomach knots just thinking about it. I believe my worst fear is that something like this would happen to me! Never again will I say that I am hungry or starving. This is not a book that you will EVER forget!
Caitlin_26_Fishey More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I read the first book when it first came out and got hooked on it then when Hunger finally came out I bought the book and couldn't put it down. Hunger did a really good job taking in where the second left off. Knowing that eventually their would be food problems and most of all problems with drake and his crew. I really like that they had so many minor problems all surround this big problem of the "hunger in the dark". Through the book they started finding ways to solve the problems like fishing and making "Burtos" for currency. Next I really like the characters and all their different powers. I like how the author had put another person into the story at different times. Like duck for instance, he was put into the story when you'd least expect it and the fact that it was a normal kid that whom gained powers on accident or how some of the kids came into play at the least expected times. The author also did a good job with keeping the story interesting the whole time, there was never a minute that sam didn't have to worry about something or another kid was finding a power. I really liked that and this is why I couldn't put the book down because it was all so good! I would really recommend this book to anyone who likes action! It is a really good read.
kokonutz_rox More than 1 year ago
i must be some kind of delicate flower and never knew it because as reading this series i have a hard time sticking with it because the story gets too intense and disturbing for me to keep reading it. to me this is a teen,tween reading material and some of the occurances in the story seem a little to graphic for young adults. all the others i have talked to dont feel the say way. for the most part and overall i love the books its a source for kids to read about certain global issues that are going on today, and for them to see it on a level close to thier own. its great for adults too, i am an adult and i love the books. cant wait for the next two.
EthanB75 More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written! i loved the edgy feelings that you feel in the book,if you love to Read,then you have to read this series,i really hope that Grant makes a third book!
Eternal_Dream More than 1 year ago
Hunger was an amazing sequel to Gone. Hunger is much darker but still quite realistic. Kids are in a really tight situation. Food is running out, and this what makes realistic is not like "Hey we are going to party every night and have everlasting amounts of food." Ha no way, jose. I loved to see Caine's soft side and love for Diana. It was quite touching. Recomend this to anyone.
cjshaffer More than 1 year ago
The best way I can describe the Gone series is a mix of Lord of the Flies and X-Men with elements of the TV show Lost thrown in for good measure. The characters you know and love from the first book are back and better than ever, and once you start reading, it's hard to put this book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The author Michael Grant actually came to my school and talked about the Gone seris. I hadn't heard of him, or his books before that,but I thought that the idea of the book was very interesting. What the 1st book Gone is about is that one day everyone 15 or older suddenly disappear. Then everyone discovers a barrier that surrounds them. They called it the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone) There is no way to get out. Everyone wanted to know what to do.Where were their parents were and what the heck was on the other side of this barrier. There is so much to it. You'll think that all of the charecters were actually real. I felt like I was part of this book because of ll of the situations. It would start a fun debate because everyone has different rules, reasons, and beleifs for what they do, just like in this book. It's so intense that I couldn't stop reading. And now I really curious to find out what else happens in the next one. The Charecters were so different from eachother, and I loved them all. In this book, everyone is running low on food, and sam is elected mayor,and is just about going crazy with all of the responsibilities he has. You'll see how cruel some people can be when they're really that desperate. Some people wrote that the writing was choppy. Well, I actually liked it that way. It added charecter to the book. And every charecter was different with a different story to tell. But then again everyone has their own opinion. If you like those action books that keep you on the edge of your seat..with a hint of romanace (nothing too mushy) then this is a great book for you. . I atually reccomemded this to my 6th grade neightbor, and he LOVED it. It keeps you wondering and asking questions
ithinkithunk More than 1 year ago
I believe that I may have liked this book a little bit more than the first one. I think the author's writing was better as well. I dont remember being annoyed by the language Sam and Quinn used in Hunger (just the slang/word use bothered me in Gone). However, I did see a few things that I thought were unrealistic with Sam and his choices. I tried to rationalize them with him being a 15 yr old under pressure and that maybe he had too much on his mind to think of a good reaction of stuff that went on. I could have a thought of a a few things that I'd have done, but I guess you need to put yourself in that situation and think if you'd be able to. That just bothered me a few times. Originally, I was also wondering why it was called Hunger, that becomes clear as you read.(SPOILER IN NEXT SENTENCE)I was actually surprised to see that there will be a 3rd book, and I'm not sure how it will go on with Brittany being dead, yet alive with the weird slug on her. But I am glad to see it continue.
Jediboy277 More than 1 year ago
HUNGER, full of twists and turns, character plots, dire circumstances, and at one point even the main characters hang just at the edge of defeat!!! This fast-paced, action-packed novel is a thriller!
Vamp-Freak More than 1 year ago
This book is soooooooooo gonna be awesome! I got to read the first chapter, WOAH.. it's even more increadible I literally almost almost started screaming in the library... all i got out was a squeal. This book will sooooooooooooo rock ur socks!!! I love the GONE series, can't wait to read the test of 'em!!!!!!!!!! GO SAM!!!!
bookbugJL More than 1 year ago
Gone was a great book you could not stop reading until you found out what happened. This book was non-stop action, and romance. If you ask me that is one of the best books meant for young adult that came last year. The second book looks even better (if that is possible) , and I cannot wait until I can get it.
JRlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that has been sitting on my bookshelf for a ridiculously long time. I knew that I'd enjoy it, but I also knew it might take a while to read it, and it was too fat to be a "car" book, so I kept putting off reading it. Then, I saw that book three was in the stores, so I decided I better not wait any longer, and I'm glad I didn't cause it was a fast, very enjoyable read. I think I even liked it better than Gone. The food has run out, the kids are not following Sam's orders as easily as they did before, and the normal teens are growing quite resentful of the teens who have power. The kids under the rule of Caine and Drake have a plan to take control of the town from Sam, and Sam has no idea that it's going to happen until it is too late. Meanwhile, the Darkness, the creature living deep in the mine in the hills has started invading the minds of some of the teens, and exerting its power on them. Chapter one starts off with a scene that will grab you, shock you, and scare you silly. I'd hate to have a summer job picking vegetables after reading that!Lots of action, lots of violence and lots of suspense. Boys would LOVE this. The mutant powers made me think a little of the residents at the X-Men school.