Released: March 13, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352 pages
Author Site: Lissa Price
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.
Oh My Gawd! Starters was amazing and ludicrously creepy. I had chills just imagining handing over my body for somebody else to use as they wish no matter that there were supposed to be rules and contracts outlining what they could do while in possession of my body. Just thinking about it I don't think I could do it but I guess when you have a child ,or in Callie's case a sickly brother with extra needs, you'll do what you have to do to survive.
I really loved Callie's character. She was strong, caring, and smart all rolled into one. She developed her street smarts and cunning quickly after the Spore Wars and her parents demise when she was thrown into being sole provider for her younger brother. Trust was not something that came so easy anymore so she was leery of Prime Destinations but felt it was the only thing she could do to help her brother at the time. Thru a chip malfunction she mistakenly wakes up in her renters life and discovers some alarming things and this is where the story really took off for me as she races to make things right.
Starters was a unique edge of your seat read that left me hanging onto the last page crying more more more. I could not believe it ended like it did! I was totally floored! Thank gosh we only have to wait til the end of the year for the conclusion!