I think "Hungry" is amazing. I see it as a parable that both adults and children will enjoy and learn from in varying levels. There are so many cross-over elements in "Hungry." I think about "Lord of the Flies" for instance in the challenge about whether to eat, or not eat, your best friend.
Ms. Eason told me: "The book seems to be evoking a lot of this. I think it will help teachers talk issues with kids. I'm hoping [my next book] STARVED will continue with this."
Janet Grace Riehl, author Sightlines: A Poet's Diary, and Riehl Life: Village Wisdom for the 21st Century (www.riehlife.com)