The Hunger

The Hunger

Book - 1999
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Fifteen-year-old Paula's perfectionism drives every facet of her life, from her marks in Grade 10 to the pursuit of a "perfect body." A history project brings her face to face with her grandmother's early life and, as she delves deeper, she is disturbed to find eerie parallels between her own struggles and what she learns of the past.

As Paula slowly destroys the very body she's trying to perfect, her spirit is torn between settling for her imperfect life or entering the shadowy mystery of her grandmother's Armenian past. The shimmering Euphrates River beckons her, but, as she soon discovers, there are many things worse than imperfection.
Publisher: Toronto : Boardwalk Books, c1999
ISBN: 9781895681161
Branch Call Number: YA PB Skryp 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 184, [5] p. ;,21 cm


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Nov 05, 2012

Very disappointing book . Was good up till the time it went in a completly different direction and storyline and characters..
Lost interest in it then and skimmed to the ending to get it over with.

Jul 26, 2012

A story that tells of how often we teenagers take the gifts we have for granted. As I read through the book, I found myself relating with a lot of the main character's thoughts. It was a lesson of how superficial one can be today, until they remember the tragedies of the past.

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Jul 26, 2012

Kaoriblaza thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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