Reviewed by Linda S. on November 8, 2012
Hunger is a compelling problem story with well developed characters as well as an engaging fantasy.
Lisa is a troubled teen with an eating disorder. Unable to continue, she decides to kill herself. Three pills into her suicide; she’s interrupted by Death…with a job offer. She has a choice, accept the scales and become Famine or continue to die.
“That’s it, then?” she said. “Ether I’m Famine , or you’re going to kill me?”
He let out a laugh…”If you want to get all melodramatic about it, that’s one way of looking at it.” (page 51)
She loves the horse; flying through the sky…
But what exactly does Famine do?
“Shadows ate her eyes and feasted on her soul as Lisabeth Lewis gave way to Famine. The Black Rider clamped a hand on the woman’s wrist—a woman who thought she could touch Famine and not be touched in return.
And Famine slowly sucked out Sandy Lewis’s life. (page 122)
What type of person agrees to become one of the four horses of the apocalypse, and can any good come from it?