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Starters - Lissa Price
Starters
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 “Readers who have been waiting for a worthy successor to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games will find it here. Dystopian sci-fi at its best, Starters is a terrific series kickoff with a didn't-see-that-coming conclusion that will leave readers on the edges of their seats . . .” raves the Los... show more
 “Readers who have been waiting for a worthy successor to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games will find it here. Dystopian sci-fi at its best, Starters is a terrific series kickoff with a didn't-see-that-coming conclusion that will leave readers on the edges of their seats . . .” raves the Los Angeles Times. In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party--her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first--the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again. Callie's neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It's a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank's horrible plan. . . ."STARTERS is a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story. Callie Woodland, the narrator, deserves a series, and happily I am sure she'll get one!"—Dean Koontz
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385742375 (0385742371)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Starters (#1)
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sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
3.0 Worth the read
I loved the idea behind this book. An interesting concept that makes for good reading for a novel that features dystopia themes. Although it’s not that much different from your usual themes (your usual plague ridden society, with the poor suffering, and the rich being..well rich) it was still worth ...
Pursuing the White Whale
Pursuing the White Whale rated it
3.5
During the spore wars everyone between the age of twenty and sixty were wiped out due to the exposure and contamination of the artificially created spores designed by the enemy. Americans had some fore-warning and were able to develop a vaccination, but there was a shortage and only the young and th...
oanaread
oanaread rated it
4.0 Starters
Starters is a battle for the good without too much violence. Learned that justice is can be served without hurting somebody. I loved how it is mystery, scifi, action and sweet flick at the same time, well balanced and complimenting every part of the story. I loved the cinderella peg of Callie. and i...
Danni Mae
Danni Mae rated it
4.0 Starters
Starters is set in a world that is imaginative and unique, and it's really satisfying to see someone take an interesting idea and turn it into a great story. In a world that has such an interesting tweak to it, like the ability for the elderly to take on the bodies of the young, it's uncommon to see...
Bookish things
Bookish things rated it
2.0 Starters
I think there's potential in this book. But it's not detailed enough, we don't know enough, and it felt too fast and too easy.
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