In Thalia’s world, there is no need for food—everyone takes medication (or “inocs”) to ward off hunger. It should mean there is no more famine, no more obesity, no more food-related illnesses, and no more war. At least that's what her parents, who work for the company that developed the inocs, say. But when Thalia meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that most people live a life much different from hers. Worse, Thalia is starting to feel hunger, and so is he—the inocs aren’t working. Together they set out to find the only thing that will quell their hunger: real food.
H. A. Swain delivers an adventure that is both epic and fast-paced. Get ready to be Hungry. @goodreads
I liked the book good enough but sat here trying to think of what I wanted to rate it and how much I liked it. I didn't think it was great or bad. Thalia Apple, yes that is her name, is the main character of the story. She lives in a world where there is no food..NONE..we killed the world at some point in a war and now there are no animals or plants, nothing. The people in the book live by taking meds to make them not hungry and it's supposed to be nutritional and stuff.
But Thalia keeps thinking about food and she likes to wander around looking for things from our other time. She goes to the Outer Loop and ends up meeting a boy in one of the abandoned buildings. This boy is named Basil and he's with the resistance group, Analogs. They are looking for ways to make the planet self sustaining again.
This review is going to suck because I can't explain this world too well. Anyhoo, in this world you don't have to pee or poop or worry about eating. I think that would be kind of nice to a certain extent, I mean I wouldn't want to have to take some meds or drugs to be that way. And suddenly Thalia starts having hunger pains and her stomach seems to be growling a lot, which freaks people out. They are looking for a way to fix her.
Yaz blinks at me, then she says quietly, "My cousin Enid had to see a specialist."
I stare at her. "Why?"
"She got all obsessed with food. That's all she'd talk about. Then it got so bad she started eating weird things like dirt and lint." She shudders. "My aunt and uncle took her from one specialist to another, but nothing worked. She ended up on so many different drugs, she was like a zombie."
Yaz must see the look of horror on my face because she quickly adds, "But Enid had a lot of other problems. . . "
"Mental problems, I guess. She's older than me and this was a few years ago, so I don't remember that much about it. My mom told me she would make up stories about how One World is really evil and how no one knew the truth but her."
"What happened?" I ask.
Yaz chews on her bottom lip as if she's reluctant to tell me, but then says, "She disappeared. Vanished. They heard from her a few times. Last they knew she was in the Outer Loop. Then she stopped using her Gizmo. They think she joined some kind of cult or resistance group and just sort of fell off the face of the planet. It broke my aunt's heart. But that's not going to happen to you! Your mom will figure out what's wrong. She's the smartest person in the world."
"She certainly things so," I mutter.
Thalia's mom is a big scientist that is over all of the medication part in One World. Thalia's dad also designs stuff like the Gizmo's. They can track you and all kinds of stuff. I think they talk to you like a droid friend too. I was getting a little confused.
At any rate all kinds of things go down. Thalia ends up running away, but I won't tell you about that and things start to fall apart in One World. I thought the characters were good, more some than others. I absolutely loved Thalia's grandmother because she talked of the old days. She taught Thalia about certain things.
The only other thing this book did was make me want to eat, mostly apples because they talk about them a good bit in the book. lol.
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