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Hunger : Riders of the Apocalypse - Jackie Morse Kessler

Hunger

Riders of the Apocalypse

Paperback

Published: 18th October 2010
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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""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.

PRAISE FOR THE RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE SERIES Praise for Hunger: An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers* "Realistic and compassionate. . . . the writing is never preachy, and it allows an interesting exploration of both intensely personal food issues and global ones." --SLJ, starred review"Jackie Morse Kessler does a fine job of taking a critical issue that has been explored in writing no small number of times, and putting a new and thought provoking spin on it. . . . Sheer genius." --New York Journal of Books"Powerful, fast-paced, hilarious, heart-wrenching. . . . This story will grab the reader and never let go." --Romantic Times Magazine"Hunger is not just a good book. It is a great book. It is funny and sad, brilliant and tragic, and most of all, it speaks truth. . . . I adore it." --Rachel Caine, author of The Morganville Vampires"A fantastic and gripping read that never shies from its difficult subject matter. . . . This book is a knockout." --A.S. King, author of Everybody See the Ants

Praise for Rage: A Junior Library Guild Selection

An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers "Rage is raw and real, a truly dark, honest look at self-harm and the teenage psyche. Kessler left me breathless." --Heather Brewer, author of the New York Times bestselling series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod"The elegant mix of dark humor, brilliantly developed characters, and just enough moral threads to lead readers to make their own conclusions is impressive." --Bulletin "Raw, visceral, pulling no punches, this story strikes home like a razor blade. It's unforgettable, heart wrenching, and enlightening." --Realms of Fantasy Praise for Loss: "Kessler blends fantasy, history, humor, and hard reality into a gripping tale." --SLJ "Jackie Morse Kessler has a keen eye for capturing the awkward uncertainty of adolescence, which she wraps quite deliciously in a coating of mystery, fright, and suspense. Loss is a treat for readers, a one-of-a-kind, twisty turny carnival ride. . . . I loved this book." --Andrew Smith, author of The Marbury Lens "Whip-smart and elegant." --Saundra Mitchell, author of The Vespertine"Gritty and raw with powerful truths. An addictive read." --Sophie Jordan New York Times bestselling author of Firelight Praise for Breath A Junior Library Guild Selection "A riveting read." --Kirkus Reviews"The series is a strong and unique attempt to encourage troubled teens to consider their options and accept the help they need, while exposing all readers to the pain their friends may be experiencing." --Booklist PRAISE FOR THE RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE SERIESPraise for" Hunger: "An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers*"Realistic and compassionate. . . . the writing is never preachy, and it allows an interesting exploration of both intensely personal food issues and global ones." "SLJ, "starred review"Jackie Morse Kessler does a fine job of taking a critical issue that has been explored in writing no small number of times, and putting a new and thought provoking spin on it. . . . Sheer genius." "New York Journal of Books""Powerful, fast-paced, hilarious, heart-wrenching. . . . This story will grab the reader and never let go." "Romantic Times Magazine"""Hunger" is not just a good book. It is a great book. It is funny and sad, brilliant and tragic, and most of all, it speaks truth. . . . I adore it." Rachel Caine, author of "The Morganville Vampires""A fantastic and gripping read that never shies from its difficult subject matter. . . . This book is a knockout." A.S. King, author of "Everybody See the Ants" Praise for" Rage: "

A Junior Library Guild Selection An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ""Rage" is raw and real, a truly dark, honest look at self-harm and the teenage psyche. Kessler left me breathless." Heather Brewer, author of the New York Times bestselling series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod"The elegant mix of dark humor, brilliantly developed characters, and just enough moral threads to lead readers to make their own conclusions is impressive." "Bulletin" "Raw, visceral, pulling no punches, this story strikes home like a razor blade. It s unforgettable, heart wrenching, and enlightening." "Realms of Fantasy"Praise for" Loss: ""Kessler blends fantasy, history, humor, and hard reality into a gripping tale." "SLJ" "Jackie Morse Kessler has a keen eye for capturing the awkward uncertainty of adolescence, which she wraps quite deliciously in a coating of mystery, fright, and suspense. "Loss" is a treat for readers, a one-of-a-kind, twisty turny carnival ride. . . . I loved this book." Andrew Smith, author of "The Marbury Lens ""Whip-smart and elegant." Saundra Mitchell, author of "The Vespertine""Gritty and raw with powerful truths. An addictive read." Sophie Jordan New York Times bestselling author "of Firelight" Praise for "Breath" A Junior Library Guild Selection"A riveting read." " Kirkus Reviews""The series is a strong and unique attempt to encourage troubled teens to consider their options and accept the help they need, while exposing all readers to the pain their friends may be experiencing." " Booklist" " PRAISE FOR THE RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE SERIES Praise for" Hunger: " An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers *"Realistic and compassionate. . . . the writing is never preachy, and it allows an interesting exploration of both intensely personal food issues and global ones." "SLJ, "starred review "Jackie Morse Kessler does a fine job of taking a critical issue that has been explored in writing no small number of times, and putting a new and thought provoking spin on it. . . . Sheer genius." "New York Journal of Books" "Powerful, fast-paced, hilarious, heart-wrenching. . . . This story will grab the reader and never let go." "Romantic Times Magazine" ""Hunger" is not just a good book. It is a great book. It is funny and sad, brilliant and tragic, and most of all, it speaks truth. . . . I adore it." Rachel Caine, author of "The Morganville Vampires" "A fantastic and gripping read that never shies from its difficult subject matter. . . . This book is a knockout." A.S. King, author of "Everybody See the Ants" Praise for" Rage: "

A Junior Library Guild Selection An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ""Rage" is raw and real, a truly dark, honest look at self-harm and the teenage psyche. Kessler left me breathless." Heather Brewer, author of the New York Times bestselling series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod "The elegant mix of dark humor, brilliantly developed characters, and just enough moral threads to lead readers to make their own conclusions is impressive." "Bulletin" "Raw, visceral, pulling no punches, this story strikes home like a razor blade. It s unforgettable, heart wrenching, and enlightening." "Realms of Fantasy" Praise for" Loss: " "Kessler blends fantasy, history, humor, and hard reality into a gripping tale." "SLJ" "Jackie Morse Kessler has a keen eye for capturing the awkward uncertainty of adolescence, which she wraps quite deliciously in a coating of mystery, fright, and suspense. "Loss" is a treat for readers, a one-of-a-kind, twisty turny carnival ride. . . . I loved this book." Andrew Smith, author of "The Marbury Lens " "Whip-smart and elegant." Saundra Mitchell, author of "The Vespertine" "Gritty and raw with powerful truths. An addictive read." Sophie Jordan New York Times bestselling author "of Firelight" Praise for "Breath" A Junior Library Guild Selection "A riveting read." " Kirkus Reviews" "The series is a strong and unique attempt to encourage troubled teens to consider their options and accept the help they need, while exposing all readers to the pain their friends may be experiencing." " Booklist" " An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers "The storytelling is both realistic and compassionate....the writing is never preachy, and it allows an interesting exploration of both intensely personal food issues and global ones."--"School Library Journal, "starred review "[The author's] ear for dialogue, fluid prose and dark humor elevate this brief novel above other 'issue books.'"--"Kirkus Reviews" "Powerful, fast-paced, hilarious, heart-wrenching, vivid, sad and most of all real, Hunger is a breathtaking portrayal of a difficult topic that also deftly ties in with the interesting and scary apocalypse. Though short, this story will grab the reader and never let go." --"Romantic Times Magazine" "Kessler offers a refreshingly new approach to the YA eating-disorder genre that reinforces the difficulty of conquering these diseases."--"Booklist" "Jackie Morse Kessler does a fine job of taking a critical issue that has been explored in writing no small number of times, and putting a new and thought provoking spin on it. It was sheer genius to combine the eating disorder anorexia with the ultimate entity signifying lack of food, nourishment and all that that entails: famine."--"New York Journal of Books""Fast-paced, witty, and heart-breaking! Jackie Morse Kessler is one of the most talented authors I know."--Richelle Mead, author of "Vampire Academy"

""Hunger" is not just a good book. It is a great book. It is funny and sad, brilliant and tragic, and most of all, it speaks truth. I've always admired Jackie Kessler's writing. Now I adore it."--Rachel Caine, author of "The Morganville Vampires"

"Jackie Morse Kessler hits it out of the park with "Hunger." Although this is a book with anorexia at its heart, there are no hidden lectures or story-slowing asides. Instead, Kessler deftly weaves the heroine Lisa's struggle with food into a beautifully realized mythology, complete with a wisecracking and sexy Death and a new spin on the Four Horsemen of th "The storytelling is both realistic and compassionate....the writing is never preachy, and it allows an interesting exploration of both intensely personal food issues and global ones."--"School Library Journal, "starred review "[The author's] ear for dialogue, fluid prose and dark humor elevate this brief novel above other 'issue books.'"--"Kirkus Reviews" "Powerful, fast-paced, hilarious, heart-wrenching, vivid, sad and most of all real, Hunger is a breathtaking portrayal of a difficult topic that also deftly ties in with the interesting and scary apocalypse. Though short, this story will grab the reader and never let go." --"Romantic Times Magazine" "Kessler offers a refreshingly new approach to the YA eating-disorder genre that reinforces the difficulty of conquering these diseases."--"Booklist" "Jackie Morse Kessler does a fine job of taking a critical issue that has been explored in writing no small number of times, and putting a new and thought provoking spin on it. It was

ISBN: 9780547341248
ISBN-10: 0547341245
Series: Riders of the Apocalypse
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 177
Published: 18th October 2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.19