Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Starters review

If Scott Westerfeld's Uglies, James Dashner's The Maze Runner, and Veronica Roth's Divergent had a book baby, it would be Starters. Telling the story of Callie, a girl living in the future where a virus killed every that had not been vaccinated, Callie has no parents and no grandparents to help her, so she is responsible for taking care of her little on the run, trying to survive. 

To earn money and care for her brother, Callie does what she said she would never do. She allows Prime Destinations, a creepy corporation run by the Old Man, to rent her body to an elderly person. It pays well and she's assured nothing can go wrong. Well, we all know how that ends, right?

This plot MOVES. I turned pages like crazy, wanting to know what happened to Callie and her family. The characters are all well developed and though not necessarily unique in its dystopian genre, the drama is there and the story will leave you wanting more. Apparently, the 2nd and last book in the 2-book series comes out in December. Yay!

Lissa Price
352 pages
Young Adult
Delacorte Press
March 2012
Review copy

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Even Picky Reader, who normally will only read problem novels about children with abusive parents, loved this one. I was bummed that it didn't come in my last library order!