Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her
little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place 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, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, 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 cannot express how much I enjoyed this book! The general idea of the plot is amazing and I loved the characters. When reading there was several times I had to set the book down and calm down, because I had gotten so engrossed in the story and the character’s situation. This is definitely not your typical dystopian world. Its much different in my opinion, which is a good thing! I love dystopian literature but all of it start to seem the same after a while. Starters provided a refreshing change!
On another note, I have always wanted to be a writer. At the time I read this, I had kind of given up on writing. After reading Starters it was all I could think about. Since there was no sequel I decided I should try and write my own story to pass the time. So, Lissa Price inspired me to keep writing, and for that I am very grateful.
I give Starters 5 out of 5 stars.