Starters by Lissa Price


Written by Lissa Price

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In a world ravaged by war and genocide, when a virus has wiped out all adults aged 18 – 60, becoming someone else is now possible. Teens can rent their bodies to older people - called enders - who want to be young again.
Sixteen year old Callie discovers the Body Bank where for food and shelter teens loan their bodies to enders. When her neurochip malfunctions Callie wakes in the house of her rich renter and discovers she’s dating a senator’s son. It seems the perfect fairytale new life – until she discovers her renter’s deadly plan.
Her ender intends to do a whole lot more than party in her body – she intends to kill. As Callie races to prevent the assassination she discovers an even more gruesome plan by the Body Bank which she must stop even if it means losing her new life.


Starters by Lissa Price

Screenwriter Lissa Price's Starters is the first in a futuristic thriller series featuring a society where youth is coveted at an impossible price and one girls' ability to bring it all crumbling down.


“…twists and turns come so fast that readers will stay hooked. Constantly rising stakes keep this debut intense.” Kirkus Reviews

“For the next, best entry into the crowded future-dystopia teen novel genre, look for Starters by Lissa Price.” Los Angeles Times Spring Preview: Books

“…twists along with multiple-identity switcheroos and chase scenes worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster… the inevitable sequel can’t appear soon enough.” Booklist

"Fans of The Hunger Games will love it.” – Kami Garcia, co-author of the bestselling Beautiful Creatures trilogy

'Big dystopian acquisition set in an ageing, post-war world where youth is coveted at a near impossible price. The author's screenwriting day job is evident in the high concept, high-octane plot' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

'I read Starters mostly during the week and was ITCHING to get out of work so I could read more of it.' - Goodbooksandgoodwine blog

About the Author

Lissa Price

Lissa Price has written children's television for Jim Henson Productions and is an award-winning screenwriter. She lives in the foothills of Southern California, but has previously travelled the world; walking with elephants in Botswana, swimming with penguins in the Galapagos and travelling with nomads in India. When she sat down to write, she found that the most surprising journeys were still inside her mind.

Photo: Paul Gregory Photography

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352 pages
Interest Age: from 12


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Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

29th March 2012




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