Monday, December 6, 2010

Review: Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

From the author who gives us hope for ourselves gives us 'Hunger'

"Seventeen-year-old Lisabeth is fighting a series of demons the only way she knows how: by refusing to eat. Her cold, acerbic mother; distant father; and friends who disapprove of her and each other all trigger her inner Thin Voice, which derides food, confirms her fatness, and shames her into the control necessary to reject food. As she sinks deeper into anorexia, she summons Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who in turn assigns her a black steed and a scale and transforms her into Famine, another of the Four Horsemen. Kessler has written an unusual allegory about eating disorders, one that works on several levels. As Lisabeth gallops across the world, she witnesses examples of both gluttony and starvation. Using her newfound power, she combats famine, visits horror upon the privileged, and strives to bring balance to the world, all while ignoring the need for balance in her own life. Kessler offers a refreshingly new approach to the YA eating-disorder genre that reinforces the difficulty of conquering these diseases."

My Take:
In Hunger you get the perspective of a young girl still trying to fit into what she thinks is a society. She has her moments where she feels left out but against all odds over comes with them all and is able to realize what she is doing Kessler was able to illustrate that in this book showing all of us that Hunger is just a state of mind and that to able to give back you must be able to keep something for yourself.

5/5 stars

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