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Hunger

Narrated by: Sarah-Jane Drummey
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Through the eyes of 12-year-old Lorraine, this haunting novel from the award-winning author of Hidden and Hush gives insight and understanding into a little-known part of history - the Irish potato famine.

It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family farm leased from an English landowner. But this year is different - the spuds are mushy and ruined. What will Lorraine and her family do?

Then Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine's family's farm, and the girls form an unlikely friendship that they must keep a secret from everyone. Two different cultures come together in a deserted Irish meadow. And Lorraine has one question: how can she help her family survive?

The Irish potato famine altered history forever and caused a great immigration in the later part of the 1800s. Lorraine's story is a heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive story of one girl's strength and resolve to save herself and her family against all odds.

©2018 Donna Jo Napoli (P)2018 Tantor

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It just didn’t grab my attention.

I’m not sure what it was. The narration wasn’t bad, but the story just was blah. Interesting time in history and I know that this is a YA book, but I was reading it thinking my students might find it interesting. I’m afraid that many of them would not finish the book.

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