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4.4 12
Young Adult Fiction 10255
Literally Having an Old Soul
(Updated: December 04, 2013)
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Who needs to rent out your house for a little extra cash when you can rent out your body? Not in that icky “escort” kind of way, but actually rent out your body by letting other people connect to your brain through a surgically implanted chip and paint the town red. That’s the concept of Lissa Price’s "Starters" where young people rent out their body to the elderly whose 100 plus year-old bodies just can’t do what they used to.

This book really made me think about how we take our bodies for granted. Until we reach those elderly years, we’ll never know what it’s like to have a body that can’t perform everyday tasks to athletic feats that we expect to be able to. Who can blame these futuristic old people for taking the one leap they can into a young’uns brain?
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Great concept.
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