Hungry Hearts
From some of your favorite bestselling and critically acclaimed authors—including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco—comes a collection of interconnected short stories that explore the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives of thirteen teens.A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life.Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one and the same.Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home.

Hungry Hearts Details

TitleHungry Hearts
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 18th, 2019
PublisherSimon Pulse
ISBN-139781534421851
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Short Stories, Anthologies, Contemporary

Hungry Hearts Review

  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    This is all I want in 2019.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
  • Dahlia
    January 1, 1970
    That was fun and full of surprises! This ranged from rom-com to borderline horror, and I definitely did not expect that, but there were stories on each end of that spectrum that were faves. I think I loved Sara Farizan and Elsie Chapman's stories most, but there was nothing in there I didn't like (and even as I type this sentence, I'm thinking "and Jay Coles's! And Rin Chupeco's! And!, and I love books about food so these descriptions definitely hit the spot. I feel like it really brought out a That was fun and full of surprises! This ranged from rom-com to borderline horror, and I definitely did not expect that, but there were stories on each end of that spectrum that were faves. I think I loved Sara Farizan and Elsie Chapman's stories most, but there was nothing in there I didn't like (and even as I type this sentence, I'm thinking "and Jay Coles's! And Rin Chupeco's! And!, and I love books about food so these descriptions definitely hit the spot. I feel like it really brought out a lot of what these authors are uniquely known for, like contemplating life and deeper meanings of things via travel experience for Adi Alsaid, and the combination of Muslim rep and some fantastical fun for Karuna Riazi. It really is a great intro to the authors and their work, if there are any new-to-you names.
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  • Mikaela
    January 1, 1970
    I don't need to hear anything more than interconnected short stories and I am sold
  • Acqua
    January 1, 1970
    I love this cover, I love food, I need this anthology
  • Sofia
    January 1, 1970
    i have a feeling this book is going to feel like the warmest hug and also make me very hungryalso: interconnected short stories!! yes please!!
  • Divine Anas
    January 1, 1970
    SO EXCITED FOR THIS. I fckin love book twitter, sometimes I get all the good recs there.
  • Riddhi (desiderium.)
    January 1, 1970
    *Reads the name, Sandhya Menon.**Faints**Realises that the book won't be out till 2019.**Faints again*
  • Clephiro (The Book Coven)
    January 1, 1970
    It's not a BAD book, but it is an anthology so there are some caveats you should be aware of. 1. The quality of the writing varies a LOT between the authors. Some stories are definitely better than others. I really loved Rin Chupeco's story, but most of the others were just alright.2. The writing reads pretty young in a lot of the stories. Some were a lot more middle grade than YA in my personal opinion.3. Don't expect all the stories to be light and heart-warming. There are plenty that are not It's not a BAD book, but it is an anthology so there are some caveats you should be aware of. 1. The quality of the writing varies a LOT between the authors. Some stories are definitely better than others. I really loved Rin Chupeco's story, but most of the others were just alright.2. The writing reads pretty young in a lot of the stories. Some were a lot more middle grade than YA in my personal opinion.3. Don't expect all the stories to be light and heart-warming. There are plenty that are not super happy stories.4. It's an anthology, so the stories are SHORT, I've never been a huge fan of short stories since I'm here for the characters.5. The depictions of food are probably the best part of the book, but the Hungry Hearts row seemed pretty unnaturally inserted into some of the stories. 6. The book definitely needed a much stronger editor. It doesn't come together very well, and the stories themselves are, at times, awkward.All that being said, it was nice to see an anthology focused on diversity (and included food!). I didn't hate reading it, but I doubt I would want to read it again, other than a story or two. Your mileage may vary though.
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  • CynnieRose
    January 1, 1970
    I have never read a story collection that seamlessly flowed from one to the next. The generosity of the authors required is inspiring. In addition to my miniseries I want a character crossover to each story wiki and a map and a Pinterest inspiration board. I can see all of the people in each story and was thrilled with who got the last story.
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  • CR
    January 1, 1970
    My Review: First off make sure to have food near by before you start reading this one!! My goodness I was so hungry eating I mean reading this title. These interconnected stories really came together with friends, culture, and more. You just do not understand how much food plays apart in people's lives. I have to say that I could not pick just one stories that I loved the best because each one shines on its own as well as part of the whole. I have never read a collection of short stories that fl My Review: First off make sure to have food near by before you start reading this one!! My goodness I was so hungry eating I mean reading this title. These interconnected stories really came together with friends, culture, and more. You just do not understand how much food plays apart in people's lives. I have to say that I could not pick just one stories that I loved the best because each one shines on its own as well as part of the whole. I have never read a collection of short stories that flowed so well. I am not one who normally reads short stories but this collection was just spot on. This really gives you that old saying of Food for Thought!!
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  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    Anthologies are always hit or miss for me. However, I have high hopes for this book, as it features Sandhya Menon and Adi Alsaid. I have a feeling that there will be lots of different cultures represented in this one. I am just so thrilled to have a new YA food novel to add to my collection!
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  • Elizabeth Appenheimer
    January 1, 1970
    Short stories with a twist. In a lot of ways they're like any other shirt story I've ever read (weird twists and quirks), but they're a modern version.
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    January 1, 1970
    releases: 18 June 2019this is an anthology about food and culture and it sounds really cool. 
  • Nikki S
    January 1, 1970
    *10/12/2018* HOW IS THIS COVER SO AMAZING?!
  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    January 1, 1970
    UMMMM NEED THIS
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Food. Culture. Family.These are all kneaded together to create one tasty short story collection.A for diverse authors and character representation.Some stories leaped right off the page and others just kind of simmer on the back burner. It is an incredibly difficult thing to be able to fully develop a character in 30 pages or less. I was expecting a little more meet cute type romance based on the title and the cover, but wasn't disappointed.The best part are the little tendrils that carry over f Food. Culture. Family.These are all kneaded together to create one tasty short story collection.A for diverse authors and character representation.Some stories leaped right off the page and others just kind of simmer on the back burner. It is an incredibly difficult thing to be able to fully develop a character in 30 pages or less. I was expecting a little more meet cute type romance based on the title and the cover, but wasn't disappointed.The best part are the little tendrils that carry over from story to story to create a wonderfully woven cohesive story.However it may be a little tricky to get this in the hand of teen readers. It will require some hand selling, but well worth it.Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC.
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  • Rachel Macklin
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this one so much more than I thought I would. Rin Chupeco's story was absolutely the standout of this collection. Overall, a very fluffy read, with some deeper emotions in the more compelling stories
  • Alexina
    January 1, 1970
    Interconnected diverse short stories that revolve around food? Yes, please. With all the authors, I'm not sure how they interco so well but it worked.The genres ranged from romance to realistic to horror to magical realism. Really cool concept and very attuned to 2019 contemporary topics.
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  • Nandini Bharadwaj
    January 1, 1970
    I received an early digital ARC of the book as I'm part of the promotional blog tour for it.RTC closer to release date. The world isn't ready for this magical book!
  • Sarah Perchikoff
    January 1, 1970
    This was an absolutely wonderful read! Full review to come.
  • Em
    January 1, 1970
    Current rating is for the short story titled Back Work by Sara Farizan only. Will read the rest when it comes out.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    January 1, 1970
    I need this one asap!
  • Jay Coles
    January 1, 1970
  • Ivy
    January 1, 1970
    I like food. I like anthologies.
  • S.K. K. Ali
    January 1, 1970
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