Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Starters by Lissa Price - ESSENTIAL

Price, Lissa  Starters, 350 pgs.  Delacorte Press, 2012.  $9.99  Content: Language: PG (1 swear); Violence: PG; Mature Content: PG.  

Callie is an orphan and is caring for her seven year old brother.  Since the Spore War, all humans age 20-60 were killed, so only the young and the old are left.  Callie decides to rent her body through an advanced technology that allows an older person to use her body for a period of time.  She is promised that she will be paid well for her time and body, so Callie can help her younger brother.  Callie wakes in the middle of her rental and finds that the company isn’t being honest with her and that she is just one of many young adults that are losing themselves to this new technology.  

This is a fast paced dystopian novel with a great main character and creative setting.  There is romance and mystery with good twists and turns throughout.  It’s the first in the series, so it does leave the reader hanging a bit.  Best of all it’s clean, so it’s easy to recommend to all young adult readers.  

MS, HS-ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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