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Subject: Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 8:29 PM ET
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Hunger :: Jackie Morse Kessler
ISBN-13: 9780547341248

Has anyone gotten to read or even see a copy of this book yet? 

The reason I ask is because I think it sounds good, but it's only 180 pages long.  I've never heard of "young adult" novels being THAT short, unless maybe it's a graphic novel?  I'm hoping someone has gotten an ARC of it and can let me know what it's like.

From her blog, I know book 2 will be called RAGE and comes out in 2011, typical for new series these days it seems.

The author's blog is pretty cool, at least: http://jackiemorsekessler.com/blog/

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 8:44 PM ET
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I don't know anything about this book.

(But I do want to say that long page counts are a relatively new thing that was sparked with the popularity of Harry Potter.  There are lots of YAs that hover around 200-250 pages, such as the Alanna books by Tamora Pierce, books by Robert Cormier, Peter Dickinson...)

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 10:56 PM ET
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I also haven't heard of this one yet either.  But one of my favorite series, The Once Upon a Time series are all about 150 pages long.  It doesn't happen a lot these days, but it does happen. 

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 8:20 PM ET
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Also, Hunger is being published by Flux, and I've found that most of their books are on the slim size, between 200-220 pages usually.

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 8:30 PM ET
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I got the first Gossip Girl book today and realized it is under 200 pages, so now I'm not so worried.