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The Art of Starving

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book
Winner of the 2017 Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book!

"Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless, and powerful, The Art of Starving is a classic in the making." - Book Riot

Matt hasn't eaten in days. His stomach stabs and twists inside, pleading for a meal, but Matt won't give in. The hunger clears his mind, keeps him sharp - and he needs to be as sharp as possible if he's going to find out just how Tariq and his band of high school bullies drove his sister, Maya, away.

Matt's hardworking mom keeps the kitchen crammed with food, but Matt can resist the siren call of casseroles and cookies because he has discovered something: the less he eats the more he seems to have . . . powers. The ability to see things he shouldn't be able to see. The knack of tuning in to thoughts right out of people's heads. Maybe even the authority to bend time and space.

So what is lunch, really, compared to the secrets of the universe?

Matt decides to infiltrate Tariq's life, then use his powers to uncover what happened to Maya. All he needs to do is keep the hunger and longing at bay. No problem. But Matt doesn't realize there are many kinds of hunger... and he isn't in control of all of them.

A darkly funny, moving story of body image, addiction, friendship, and love, Sam J. Miller's debut novel will resonate with any reader who's ever craved the power that comes with self-acceptance.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"As gritty with salted wounds as are all great fairytales, The Art of Starving is The Outsiders with superpowers. It should be shelved alongside the classic stories of unexpected salvation." - Maria Dahvana Headley

"The Art of Starving is a humane, deeply felt, heartbreaking novel, observed with an edge as sharp as broken glass. A supervillain coming-of-age novel that made me cry -- my god, I loved this book." - Alaya Dawn Johnson

"The Art of Starving is as mind-bending as it is heart-rending. Sam Miller has written a searing, daring, and unflinching story that I will not soon forget." - Alex London

"This book is an ache, a bruise, a slaughterhouse of a love story; every word is a blow, but every blow is an anthem. This is what truth feels and smells and tastes like, and it's one magnificent monster." - Margaret Stohl

"Brutal and brilliant, The Art of Starving seizes you and refuses to let you go. Matt is a complicated, compelling protagonist, and his raw emotional vulnerability is devastating. Hands down, The Art of Starving is the best book I've read this year." - Alyssa Wong

"Beautifully rendered. This novel will break your heart and heal it again." - Jacqueline Woodson


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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Art of Starving
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 0-06-245671-7 / 978-0-06-245671-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Art of Starving
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 0-06-245672-5 / 978-0-06-245672-4 (USA edition)
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July 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Starving
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 1-5384-1562-3 / 978-1-5384-1562-7
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July 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Starving: Library Edition
Author(s): Sam J Miller
ISBN: 1-5384-1563-1 / 978-1-5384-1563-4
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July 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Art of Starving
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ISBN: 1-5384-1564-X / 978-1-5384-1564-1
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