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Starters by Lissa Price
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
"Starters" by Lissa Price is an excitingly addictive story! After the Spore War that wiped out everyone not vaccinated (everyone ages 20-60), Callie Woodland, a sixteen-year-old unclaimed orphan, is living in an abandoned office building with her younger brother, Tyler. Life is terrible--running from renegades who would kill her just for a cookie, living in a cold, abandoned office building with no clean water, heat, or food, and hiding from marshals that want to institutionalize them and the other children. Since her brother is sick, she desperately needs money...so she "donates" her body to a place called Prime Destinations, which is run by an unknown figure known as The Old Man. At Prime, elders (a.k.a. Enders) rent teens' (a.k.a. Starters) bodies! They do that by inserting a chip into the Starters' heads, and each Ender has control over the teenage body that they rent! After giving the teens a makeover, the elders live as the teens while the teens are unconscious in their own bodies. But something went wrong with Callie's chip...and she is able to gain back control over her body for short periods of time! She wakes up to a world of luxury and has a handsome boyfriend. Through the malfunction, Callie uncovers the Old Man's sinister plans! In the meantime, her renter has plans of her own, and forces Callie to help her... Can Callie stop the Enders?

Lissa Price is a newcomer who is obviously talented to write such a good book! I literally could not stop reading this story. She is truly talented!! For more information about the author, Lissa Price, you can go to www.lissaprice.com. :)

While I was reading the story, I felt like I was watching a movie and I had to find out what happened in the end! The author could have been a bit more descriptive about the characters, but because the story was so good, that didn't matter! The storyline was very thrilling and addictive, (I read the whole eBook at once!) and I think it would work out great as a movie, too! I can't wait to read the next book in the series, "Enders"! Lissa Price is now officially one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read more books by her. :)

**I received a copy of this eBook for free from Random House Children's Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I received no other compensation.**

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