Starters by Lissa Price

Old people often say they would do something more adventurous with their lives if they had it to do all over again. Would you make any changes to how you live your life?

Well in the not so distant future, if you desired to do something that you are currently unable to do, you could just rent a young body and do whatever it is you wanted to do…at least that is what the ‘Old Man’ is marketing at Prime Destinations, a facility in Beverly Hills. The renter or ender is connected to a BCI—Body Computer Interface. The teen is put under anesthesia. For one week, you inhabit the body of a teenager. The Donor, or the teen, is put in another room and connected to the computer via a wireless BCI. A tiny neurochip is placed in the back of the donor’s head. It’s totally painless. Your brainwaves are connected to the computer and the computer is the connection between the donor and the renter. It is a win-win situation! The renter gets to ‘live again’ and the donor gets money to help live on. What could possibly go wrong?

Plenty. And what a terrifying choice Callie has to make so that she and her younger brother Tyler could have any chance to survive. Her parents are dead, her brother is sick and she can’t trust anyone. Starters by Lissa Price will leave you wondering what your grandparents may be up to!

Review by Andrea, CLP- Hill District

 

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