Review: Hunger (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #1) by Jackie Morse Kessler

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Hunger (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #1) by Jackie Morse Kessler
Paperback, 180 pages
Published October 18th 2010 by Harcourt Graphia
“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 battle her own inner demons? – Goodreads

My Opinion: This was an interesting and unique concept. I think that its interesting how the Horsemen are selected. I loved that the characters understood the what their roles were. I loved that because Lisabeth was anorexic she became Famine and I love that she actually understood food.
I really liked how the Lisa grew as a character and how she was willing to fight for herself and how she realized what it means to be hungry because she saw all the people that lived without food. I also really loved that she figures out how to use her power to help.
The plot is just awesome. The book starts with Lisa trying to kill herself and Death stopping her. from there we meet a lot of other characters, her friends who are healthy and trying to help her to a friend who is bulimic and trying to manipulate her. This was a good book and I would definitely recommend reading it because of the unique concept.
Overall: 4 out of 5
The second book in the series is called Rage and a review is coming soon.
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