Lisabeth is a very dark person, no matter how much weight she sheds a thin voice in her head screams at her, calling her fat. Food consumes her entire world it wrecks her relationships, and makes her want to kill herself. Then death in the form of Kurt Cobain comes calling. He tells her she has an important job to do, she is Famine. This book was a fast read, but it was a good read. The story is compelling and addictive. I felt frustrated for Lisa, and I related to her at the same time. I still can't imagine how it must feel to calculate the calories of everything before you even eat it. She feels betrayed by everyone who shows concern, and the two people she can turn to are a bulimic and Death. She is given a black steed to ride through the land causing Famine. She finds it hard to be Famine, she realizes she has more feeling than she thought. The horseman War or horsewoman really does not particularly like her, and Lisa has to muster up courage to stand up to her, and to the voice in her head calling her fat. Death proves to be insightful, and caring,and Pestilence lets Lisa know she doesn't have to be an evil horseman. Lisa must realize her family isn't out to judge her, and her friends and boyfriend just want to help. Also maybe Death has an ulterior motive with making her Famine, or maybe he's just death. I recommend this one for sure, and I can't wait to read the following Horsemen of the Apocalypse books.
"A seriously compelling read, fast but important"-Final thought on Hunger