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Hunger

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Gone 2: Hunger, Michael Grant, book reviewHunger is the second novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series, set in a town called Perdido Beach in California where everyone over the age of fifteen suddenly disappeared one day. In Gone, the first novel, the kids who were left struggled with fear of what was happening, and fights amongst themselves. Our hero Sam defeated the rival kids from the posh Coates Academy, who included his brother Caine, who he had never known about. Some of the kids, including Sam, inexplicably developed superpowers; there is also a strange being known as the Darkness living in an abandoned mine in the desert.

Now, in Hunger, Sam has been voted mayor of Perdido Beach, having successfully resisted disappearing on his fifteenth birthday.


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Gone

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Gone by Michael Grant, book reviewGone by Michael Grant is the first novel in a series which, like many book series, is named after its first novel. It is a young adult novel, something I wasn’t actually aware of before I read it – although I do read quite a bit of young adult fiction.

One day, in a Californian town called Perdido Beach, everyone aged fifteen and over disappears. There is no warning – they just vanish into thin air. Cars crash, homes are left empty, TV and phones stop working. And the only ones left are those under fourteen. Sam Temple and his friends Quinn and Astrid try to figure out what is happening as they go in search of Astrid’s autistic brother Little Pete.


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