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In Thalia's world, there is no more food and no need for food, as everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. Her parents both work for the company that developed the drugs society consumes to quell any food cravings, and they live a life of privilege as a result. When Thalia meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that there is an entire world outside her own. She also starts to feel hunger, and so does the boy. Are the meds no longer working? Together, they set out to find the only thing that will quell their hunger: real food. It's a journey that will change everything Thalia thought she knew. But can a "privy" like her ever truly be part of a revolution?
Publisher: New York :, Square Fish :, Feiwel and Friends,, 2015.
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781250063083
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,21 cm.


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Apr 28, 2015

This was a pretty good book, but it did not meet my expectations. It didn't capture me the way I had hoped for. My journey through this book was really frustrating because I never got fully into the book. There was minimal sexual content and mild swearing; but i wouldn't recommend it to people younger than 12. Some of the concepts in the book were difficult to understand because the book is placed in such a technology advanced world.

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Apr 28, 2015

livieb17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Maryann E. Hodgden
Jul 20, 2015

Great book if you love Dystopic young adult fiction. This book relies strong on anti-Food control and anti-capitalistic messages, with messages of human community. All pertinent issues in our current society as social media and electronic media is replacing real "true" human connectivity, love and creativity and as Monsanto is essentially waging a "seed freedom" war underground.
It's a worrisome issue, that if not brought to light will surely become something of this book.
Creepy sub-plots like the "all natural" community where half of the teens were pregnant and blindly following the leader are creepy, and I wish there had been more elaboration in them. I felt the book could've turned into a series if it had not been so rushed. I would've loved to read more.
Shows a great message to always follow your own head and not the "normal" status quo, following and doing what you believe in.


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