"Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world." Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Traveling the world on... show more
"Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world." Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home—her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power—and the courage to fight her own inner demons? 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.
Publish date: October 18th 2010
Publisher: Harcourt Graphia
Pages no: 177
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Riders of the Apocalypse (#1)
I just wanted to make a quick blurb about how important I think this book is. The story is about an anorexic teenager named Lisabeth who, on the brink of suicide, is interrupted by Death and summoned to be Famine, of Four Horsemen fame. Kessler has written an empathetic and authentic portrait of the...
tl;dr I think a teenager who is not too discerning about their stories will like this book, especially as they may be able to relate to the main character and the content of the book. The content is definitely an important topic to cover. The writing was mediocre, but the story itself was decent. Th...
This was a really good book. It takes an interesting look at eating disorders. Lisa is really sick and people are staring to notice. After a bitter confrontation, she decides to end her own life, but Death has other plans. He gives her a set of scales and a black steed making her Famine. As Famine s...
Meh I was hoping for better. It wasn't terrible but I had a hard time connecting to any of the characters. :/
It's about a girl with anorexia and her delusions of being Famine riding the pale horse. When she attempted suicide by ingesting some of her mothers pills , Death came knocking at her door in the form of a postman . literally. She answers the door and was given a package and told that she was Famine...