“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been
appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the
suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Traveling
the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home:
her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the
people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places
where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the
horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to
harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?
boy did I hate this book when I first read it. I get to around page 40
and thought it was utter tripe and I also thought that the Author has
just found every stereotype that she could of Anorexia and used it. I
even went as far as to want to read about the Horse's opinion and I
don't do books from an animal's perspective. So I put it down, willing
to read it another day.
I started this again. It was the same as before but I was willing to
stick with it and read it all the way through. And you know what? I'm
glad I did.
isn't a character that grew on me quickly. I didn't like her until the
last couple of chapters. I thought that she was whiny and stupid. (It's
just a cheese fry girl! Eat it already!) Whereas with he horse, I liked
him immediately. Same with Pestilence and Death. Rage however, I felt
she was stuck up and rude.
book has some moments that I read with an open mouth. Page 108, that's
the most haunting and descriptive tale of Bulimia I have ever read. I
can imagine everything vividly. Skip to page 122 where Lisa finally
confronts her Mother after years of mental abuse and was shocked and