Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Lisa feels sure that she is too fat even though her best friend and boyfriend believe that she is anorexic. After the latest fight with her boyfriend Lisa considers suicide and is approached by Death who offers her the job of Famine, one of the four horsemen of the apocolypse. Lisa is convinced that it was all a bad dream but she wakes up to find a set of scales and a black horse waiting for her. As she travels around the world on her steed she is confronted with famine as well as the other two Horsemen. But back at home she is just herself, still struggling with her weight and her relationships. Lisa knows she needs help - for herself and to find a way to use her new power to help others.

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