Hunger - Michael Grant
Reading Challenge Category: Second book in series
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.
I think this was even better than the first book. It was what I had been expecting from a bunch of children having to survive with no adults. They were running riot and not coping with the basics. I liked that it focused on the problems they were facing more than the fighting in this book. Yes, there was fighting as well, but it didn’t seem to be the main focus like the first book. There were some really terrifying sections, and I stand by what I said about the first book that this series is definitely not suitable for ten-year-olds! My heart was really racing in some places, and Drake is just horrifying! I can’t wait to read the third book and the rest of the series. I’ve even just discovered that there are three more books after the ‘Gone’ series, I’ll be reading these forever!