Starters (Paperback)

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If you loved The Hunger Games, this book is for you.
In Starters, we follow Callie, an orphan caring for her younger brother.
Callie and her brother are “unclaimed minors” meaning that their
parents, grandparents and any other ancestors are dead. The book takes
place after the Spore Wars killed anyone between the ages 20 and 60.
The adults who have been left behind are aging and can live forever and
are looking for ways to reclaim their youth... and the unclaimed youth
are looking for ways to make a living and survive. One way is to become
a rental unit for a renter through the company Prime Destinations.
Callie's only option to provide for her brother is to become a renter,
but once she begins the process she discovers that there is much more to
the story than the public believes and it will be up to her to stop
Prime Destinations and their evil plot.

— Bess


In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party--her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first--the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again. Callie's neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It's a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank's horrible plan. . . .
Kami Garcia, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels said "Fans of The Hunger Games will love it."

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780857531353
Publisher: Doubleday Children's
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012

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