Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Hunger

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
Graphia, October 18


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.

What are you "waiting on" this Wednesday?


  1. This one sounds very unique, and deals with a very important issue, doesn't it?

    Here's mine:

    Click my name for the link....

  2. I hope you don't have to wait to long for it!

  3. This is a pretty popular recommend. I'll be keeping my eye out for it!!

    Here's my WOW

  4. That does it, I've seen this book come up so many times today, I'm just going to have to buy it!

    Stop by my blog to check out mine!

    I'm a new follower :)

  5. I want to read this one too - it sounds like a really creative take on eating disorders.

  6. I just got this ARC yesterday - I'm SO excited to read it. If you want it when I'm done, LMK. I'd be happy to send it on.

  7. This one does look good, and I'm looking forward to it. Great pick!