What I like thus far, is that when the book opens, Lisa (our anorexic teenager) had already accepted the role of Famine, much to her surprise. There was no build up, no drawn out process of watching her waiver back and forth at the responsibility she was being asked to accept. Kessler opened the book right where the story should begin. She is Famine and now she must except the role she said she would fulfill. The story did have a slow start as most do in the beginning, but where I left off, Lisa has now jumped onto her black steed and is headed off to accomplish her tasks as Famine. I assume this is where the true story begins.