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    Lauren Hammond(Author)

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There is no United States. There is no world. An asteroid has destroyed what the human race knew as earth and The Great Famine has wiped out most of the surviving human population. For the few remaining survivors, food is scarce-- precious--a luxury. A luxury that most humans can t find. Seventeen year old Georgina Carver is fortunate. She s survived the destruction. She eats three times a day while the rest of humanity is plagued by The Great Famine. And she s safe, hidden away in an underground colony with her family and several other families of survivors. All of that changes the day she s randomly selected to be a gatherer. Georgina must leave her safe yet simple world and venture out into a world unknown. A vast, dangerous, destroyed world that could literally eat her alive. After Georgina is severely injured, her life begins to fall apart. She can t remember how she got home or what happened to her while she was on the new earth. The boy she is crushing on avoids her and she keeps having visions that involve an unknown person with violet eyes. As Georgina begins to unravel the truth, it doesn t take her long to figure out that maybe her safe yet simple life isn t that safe at all.

I loved this book! I tore through page after page, finishing it in a few days! I ca't wait for the next book in the series! --Lori A. SmithI'm an avid reader and love a good dystopian more than anything. Famished kept me on the edge of my seat. Between the complelling narrative, the plot twists, and tense love triangle, this book took me completely by surprise! It was wonderful! --Bea M.Wow! What a great!Famished definitely doesn't disappoint! --Saundra Farr Lauren Hammond knew from a young age that she was born to be a writer. After publishing her first novel in 2007, she then went on to write several screenplays and a few award winning poems.She aspires to be a positive role model for young people who have a pencil, a piece of paper, and a dream. Never give up on your dreams, you might wake up one day and regret not pursuing them.She currently serves as the Executive Literary Manager for ADA Management Group, has twelve novels slated for release between 2011 & 2012, and resides in Ohio.

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  • PDF | 280 pages
  • Lauren Hammond(Author)
  • S.B. Addison Books; 1 edition (July 26, 2011)
  • English
  • 7
  • Teen & Young Adult

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  • By Bree Goldstein on October 30, 2011

    So many things I need to mention to discourage anyone from reading this book. First of all, the $0.99 Kindle version cost seems to be reflective of how much editing/QC went into it. There are three lines of empty space separating every single paragraph, which makes every statement seem like it should be more meaningful than it turns out to be, since normally spacers indicate finality and a move towards a different plot facet, so that was distracting. Also, there were missing or shuffled words ALL OVER THE PLACE. So in my mind I was mentally red-pen correcting almost every page as I read it, which was also distracting from the story. There were also plenty of errors that were clearly due to the author's own lack of correct grammar.And now that I'm on the subject of the author herself... Though I'm well beyond the target age bracket for young adult fiction, I still usually enjoy the authors' fresh voices, even when that author is as young as the fictional protagonist. However, this book just sounded like the very thinly veiled fantasy of a typical vapid, self-absorbed teenager. I could not empathize with her at all, since she was constantly being b****y, introspectively lauding all of her own wonderful attributes, or diving into 2 second old romances with guys who inexplicably thought she was irresistible despite any obviously redeeming qualities. Though the plot premise is good (I love a good post-apocalypse/dystopia), it all just seemed like a set-up for this character to whine and think about how unfair and naive everyone else was, and then perform incredibly unlikely heroics in very unrealistically fabricated scenarios, after which she would then dissolve back into feminine weakness to be saved by whoever her love interest of the moment was. I really didn't end up caring whether she prevailed or not, but I continued reading since I wanted the mysteries of the actual plot unfolded.

  • By Felicia A. Sullivan on February 22, 2012

    GREAT concept. So much could have been done with the storyline, but there were too many unbelievable circumstances, gaping plot holes, and even from the first paragraph it goes wrong.Ok, so like, an asteroid is coming right? And the people have six hours to prepare. SIX HOURS. And in that SIX HOURS this girl's father manages to not only just start digging in his backyard, but in six hours he actually creates a complicated, multi-roomed underground bunker with concrete floors, an infirmary, a rec room, secret hidden compartments, a kitchen, multiple family quarters, a council meeting room - oh, and create the COUNCIL. They also have beds, clothing, school supplies, games, books, linen, food, medicine, live chickens, fresh vegetables growing, and I would assume laundry and bathing facilities, which means piped in running water. In six hours.Also in that six hours, her father manages to invite other families to participate in the colony, form a council, and during this time, the bad guy manages to implant SENSORS (not censors) inside the heads of all the children. Without their parents knowing. In six hours.I give the author her props for innovativeness, and this could have been an outstanding book. But the horrible editing - or complete lack thereof, plot holes you could drive a truck through (for one, how is the bad guy running his equipment???), and completely unbelievable storylines ruined it for me.I hope the author keeps at it, because the idea of this was great. The execution was not.

  • By careee123 on August 2, 2012

    Georgina Carver is one of the lucky few who have survived the Asteroid as well as The Great Famine. She lives relatively safely in an underground colony with her family and other survivors. When supplies supposedly dwindles underground, Georgina along with a boy named Colin must face the destruction above in order to help their colony. When a group of cannibals attack, Georgina thinks all hope is lost. Somehow, though, she lives through it. With her memory gone and no recollection of the events that took place, will Georgina be able to figure out what happened? And who is the boy with violet eyes that she saw before everything went black?This book did not live up to my expectations. I think it could've been great. The idea of it is pretty awesome, but I couldn't get into the world of Georgina Carver. The situations were completely improbable and too coincidental. Nothing was believable. How does "the villain" run his room of computers? How did every single kid get a sensor in their head without a single person knowing? How did no one find out about Owen for two years? How on earth did Mr. Carver build that entire underground colony- supplies, power, food, and all- in six hours? blah.Most of the characters were okay, but the two most important characters- Georgina and Owen- got on my nerves. A lot."I will come back for you, I promise.Yours,Owen"WHAT?? You just met her, Owen. What are you talking about? You've spent not even a few hours together. Why would you come back, risking your life in a world of insanity and cannibals above, for the complete stranger girl? tsk, tsk, tsk.Basically, the book was okay. I liked it at times; even got into it for a few pages, but it just kept getting ruined with unbelievable situations.


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