Bound To Stay Bound

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 Hunger : a Gone novel
 Author: Grant, Michael

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2010)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 590 p., maps, 22 cm.

 BTSB No: 393307 ISBN: 9780061449062
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Supernatural -- Fiction
 Good and evil -- Fiction
 Survival -- Fiction
 Horror fiction

Price: $10.65

Conditions worsen for the remaining young residents of a small California coastal town isolated by supernatural events when their food supplies dwindle and the Darkness underground awakens.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 4.00
   Points: 19.0   Quiz: 131195
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 30.0   Quiz: 48364

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2009 Gr 7 Up –In the second in a planned six-book series, the children of Perdito Beach, CA, have survived without adults for three months following the FAYZ, a nuclear event that caused everyone over the age of 14 to vanish and an impenetrable barrier to rise for 20 miles around the town. Now their food is almost gone, and in their desperation and fear, the young people are beginning to sort themselves into factions; those without special powers opposing those who have them. To add to the suspense, a terrifying presence that calls itself the Gaiaphage, a being of overwhelming hunger, is insinuating itself into the minds of the susceptible. Like Gone (HarperTeen, 2008), this novel is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Nonstop action and recurring scenes of graphic violence, death, and torture will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they race toward the climactic cliff-hanger ending. Give this to teens who liked Stephen King’s The Stand (Doubleday, 1990) or William Golding’s Lord of the Flies (Penguin, 1959).–Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK - Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 08/01/2009 Three months after the events of Gone (2008), in which everyone over the age of 14 disappears, food is getting scarce and more kids are developing powers, leading to a battle for control between “normals” and “moofs.” A larger and more sinister element emerges as well: the Darkness, awakened and hungry, is infiltrating minds to manipulate children to do its bidding. Disturbing, brilliantly plotted, and boasting a balanced mix of action and scheming, Grant’s book also features multidimensional characters that embody a range of good and evil. While second books in series sometimes fall short, that’s anything but the case here. - Copyright 2009 Booklist.

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