Hunger (Kessler novel)

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Author Jackie Morse Kessler
Cover artist Sammy Yuen
Country United States
Language English
Series Riders of the Apocalypse
Genre Young adult fiction, Fantasy
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date
October 2010
Media type print
Pages 177
ISBN 978-0-547-34124-8
LC Class PZ7.K4835Hu 2010
Followed by Rage

Hunger is a 2010 young adult novel by Jackie Morse Kessler.


An anorexic teenage girl is given the duties of Famine, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.


Kirkus Reviews said, the author's "ear for dialogue, fluid prose and dark humor elevate this brief novel above other 'issue books'".[1] Library Media Connection said that the author's "experience with bulimia brings realism to the topic", and that "the mix of fantasy and action makes this short novel... compelling reading, especially for reluctant readers".[2] Jenny of Wondrous Reads found it "...brilliant."[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "HUNGER". Kirkus Reviews. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost. 78 (17): 857. 2010. 
  2. ^ Bange, Stephanie (March–April 2011). "HUNGER (Book); BOOKS -- Reviews". Library Media Connection. 29 (5). ISSN 1542-4715. 
  3. ^ "Review: Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler". Wondrous Reads. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2015.