The hunt by Andrew Fukuda

     Review by:  Lisa

Title:  The hunt

Author:  Andrew Fukuda

Collection:  Teen Books

Gene is different from everyone else around him.  He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood.  Gene is a human, and he knows the rules.  Keep the truth a secret.  It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him.  He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

At times while reading it, some of the parts of the story were pretty far-fetched, and as a result, I found myself acknowledging that I would just have to take a leap of faith and go with it.  Intense and at times creepy, the Hunt is not a book for the faint of heart.

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