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BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressive world-building, breathtaking action and clear philosophical concerns make this volume, the beginning of a planned trilogy, as good as The Giver and more exciting. (Science fiction. 11 & up)"
Katniss Everdeen is a survivor. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGER GAMES COMPANION by Lois H. Gresh
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Worthwhile exegesis for fans with a scholarly bent. (Nonfiction. 13 & up)"
Fans of The Hunger Games trilogy will be happy to see this unauthorized guide to the series, which offers background, analyses of themes and reflections on various issues. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by James Vernon
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"From starvation to malnutrition to dieting, the knotty, slippery struggle to define and regulate hunger in the modern world."
From British academic Vernon, a dense social history of hunger in Britain from the mid 19th century to the 1940s. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Sharman Apt Russell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"<\b>Against Hunger for reducing hunger in the world. While the subject is often somber, the presentation is one of verve and style-and the end-of-book notes provide a useful guide for readers whose interest has been piqued."
An engrossing account of the myriad aspects of hunger, from its psychological and physical effects on the body to the spiritual, therapeutic and political motivations for fasting. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Elise Blackwell
Released: April 15, 2003

"Ambitiously conceived, carefully planned, impeccably researched—but, like a kind of term-paper-novel, curiously unmoving."
Blackwell's little slip of a debut derives from the life of the real biologist and geneticist Nikolai Vavilov as it tells the story of a fictional scientist who survives the siege of Leningrad and life under Stalinism. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Jackie Morse Kessler
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Adult author Kessler's concept and characters may not be wholly original, as she indicates in her author's note, but her ear for dialogue, fluid prose and dark humor elevate this brief novel above other 'issue books.' (eating-disorder resources) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
After a half-hearted suicide attempt, anorexic teen Lisabeth Lewis inherits the responsibilities of Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in this book of revelations and Revelations. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Roxane Gay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"An intense, unsparingly honest portrait of childhood crisis and its enduring aftermath."
A heart-rending debut memoir from the outspoken feminist and essayist. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Jane Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Thoughtful but awkwardly written debut about a young woman's emotional awakening. The doleful tone, unfortunately, is unrelenting."
A frustrated cook leads a flavorless life—until she leaves her husband. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Lan Samantha Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The debut of a writer possessing a distinctive, fresh imagination and voice. (Author tour)"
A wonderfully written debut collection focusing on Chinese immigrants to America and the troubled lives of their children. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Missable. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
As their numbers diminish, the kids of the FAYZ struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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WILKIE COLLINS by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A compact, pithy, and generous biography of a novelist who found great success despite writing in the age of Dickens, Eliot, and Trollope."
The latest installment in the author's Brief Lives series is dedicated to the popular British novelist Wilkie Collins (1824-1889). Read full book review >

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GAMES by Carol Gorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Full of heartbreak and betrayal, this realistic tale will give middle-school readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Two middle-school boys have an affinity for getting into fights with each other to the point where schoolmates are taking bets against them. Read full book review >