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Starters Paperback – 2013

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens (2013)
  • ASIN: B00GSCSGNW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susman VINE VOICE on 28 Mar. 2014
Format: Paperback
To begin with a brief overview, Callie, our main protagonist, lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother are on the run, living where they can with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a small morsel of food. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a strange clinic in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders--seniors who want to be young again. Callie is desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive and safe. She reluctantly agrees to be a donor-body. However, the neuro-chip that they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she regains consciousness and wakes up in the life of her renter. The life renter is one living in a mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels like a fantastic life, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party--and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined.

I found that Callie is an extraordinary character, still coping with the loss of her parents and desperately trying to keep her brother safe. She is a selfless character who risks her life by allowing her body to be rented out. For Callie, she feels, that she has reached the end of the line and it is the only way she can provide food and warmth and more positive future.

The book finishes on a cliffhanger, leaving the identity of one of the characters untold.

I was very much drawn to the amazing cover. I think it is creepy yet beautiful. It really depicts the two sides of Callie extremely well. It was one of the main reasons I picked this novel. A fast paced thriller with a storyline that captures your imagination. Well worth a four star rating.
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Following a devastating epidemic inflicted on her country through a biological weapon, Callie and her younger brother exist in a world populated by the only people who were able to get the vaccine in time to save them: Young people under 20 (Starters), the aged 60 years and over (Enders), and the few Middles who were considered important enough to receive the vaccine (politicians, scientists, the wealthy, celebrities, and other VIPs).

Because most of them became orphans with no property or wealth upon the death of their parents and had no surviving grandparents to look after them, Starters have become the country's underclass. Enders (who frequently live to be well over a hundred years of age) own all of the property, have all the money and resources, and take all the jobs. Starters hide out in abandoned buildings and forage for whatever scraps and leavings they can find to survive. If caught by Police, refugee Starters are taken to detention centers for incarceration.

A few Starters, however, try to improve their situation by becoming "Rentals": Although it's illegal, a company called "Prime Destinations" has created a process whereby young people can allow the elderly to "use" their bodies, via a computer chip, to engage in youthful activities in which their real bodies can no longer participate. Starters (often those with special skills, such as training in the martial arts, or expertise at certain sports) who pass the company's rigourous mental and physical screening procedures are given enhancements to provide them with perfect, beautiful physical appearance. Rentals are told that, in exchange for a set number of rental experiences, they will then be released from service and given a huge amount of money as payment for their services.
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Could not put this book down, picked it up in the shop and just thought it looked good, wasn’t sure whether it was my type of book. IT WAS BRILLIANT. Have recommended it to anyone who asks me about reading, and i loved it. Was on edge the whole time. Reminded me a little of ‘the host’ but that wasn’t a bad thing because then i was able to imagine what the characters were like throughout the whole book. Brilliant read. Definitely one of my favourites.
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YA Science Fiction written at a level that can be enjoyed by adults as well as teenagers 24 Jun. 2014
By illegiblescribble - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Following a devastating epidemic inflicted on her country through a biological weapon, Callie and her younger brother exist in a world populated by the only people who were able to get the vaccine in time to save them: Young people under 20 (Starters), the aged 60 years and over (Enders), and the few Middles who were considered important enough to receive the vaccine (politicians, scientists, the wealthy, celebrities, and other VIPs).

Because most of them became orphans with no property or wealth upon the death of their parents and had no surviving grandparents to look after them, Starters have become the country's underclass. Enders (who frequently live to be well over a hundred years of age) own all of the property, have all the money and resources, and take all the jobs. Starters hide out in abandoned buildings and forage for whatever scraps and leavings they can find to survive. If caught by Police, refugee Starters are taken to detention centers for incarceration.

A few Starters, however, try to improve their situation by becoming "Rentals": Although it's illegal, a company called "Prime Destinations" has created a process whereby young people can allow the elderly to "use" their bodies, via a computer chip, to engage in youthful activities in which their real bodies can no longer participate. Starters (often those with special skills, such as training in the martial arts, or expertise at certain sports) who pass the company's rigorous mental and physical screening procedures are given enhancements to provide them with perfect, beautiful physical appearance. Rentals are told that, in exchange for a set number of rental experiences, they will then be released from service and given a huge amount of money as payment for their services.

Desperate to provide a decent home and food for her brother, Callie signs up as a Rental. But something goes wrong -- and she "wakes up" in the middle of her wealthy Renter's scenario, with no one realizing that it is her consciousness now in control. And she discovers that her Renter intends to violate the rules about not engaging in dangerous or harmful activities, by killing someone.

In the process of trying to derail her Renter's deadly plan, she discovers that the motive of The Old Man, Prime Destinations' owner, is actually much more sinister than the one the company promotes. Callie must engage in a subtle game of cat-and-mouse to save not only herself, but all of the Starters who have been implanted with control chips.

While the character development in this book is not as strong as the worldbuilding, it is nevertheless good. And while the writing style is not complex, neither does it read as being targeted at children. Intelligent teenagers will not feel talked-down-to. In addition, although there are some "adult" themes in the book's events, the content and language is such that parents should not feel hesitant about their teens, and mature pre-teens, reading this novel.
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