Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I want to read that...

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
From Goodreads:
"Come on, Lisabeth," Death said, not unkindly. "It’s time to do your job."
The words didn’t make any sense. "My job?" Lisa said as Death helped her to her feet. She was a seventeen-year-old high school junior in the suburbs; she didn’t have a job.
"Thou art Famine, yo," Death said. "Time to make with the starvation."

Lisabeth Lewis is no stranger to starvation. Her life revolves around counting calories, constant exercise, denying herself even the strongest cravings. Lisa is in a constant battle with hunger for control over her body. When, in a moment of desperation, she almost gives up that control completely, she is visited by a wisecracking messenger who turns out to be Death. He offers Lisa a rare opportunity: to become one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse—Famine. As Famine, Lisa travels the world on her black steed, visiting parts of the world where hunger is a painful part of everyday life. She’s horrified to see her own power destroy crops and turn food to dust. But when she finds a way to harness her power as Famine and use it for nourishment rather than deprivation, Lisa finally gains the courage to face her own problem.

A wildly original approach to the issue of eating disorders, HUNGER is about the struggle to find balance in a world of extremes, and uses fantastic tropes to explore a difficult topic that touches the lives of many teens.

When I saw the cover for this one I just fell in love with it! I also love the premise - I think it sounds like it could be fantastic! It published October 18th 2010 by Graphia (US)

6 comments:

Travis said...

I can't wait to read this one either!

prophecygirl said...

Yep - this is pre-ordered :)

Clover said...

Ooh! That's a pretty cover, and it sounds really interesting too. I'm adding it to my wishlist!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm not sure that this is really my thing. But I do love the cover. I think I'll wait for some reviews before I get this one.

Becky said...

OMG What an odd and kind of intriguing premise! I'm thinking this is a maybe!

Lauren said...

I totally agree. I love this premise - it's so original and YA-relevant. Awesome pick.

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