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Starters por Lissa Price
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Starters (edição 2012)

por Lissa Price (Autor)

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To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.
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Título:Starters
Autores:Lissa Price (Autor)
Informação:Delacorte Press (2012), 350 pages
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I really enjoyed this book. The concept was wicked, I was constantly tensed up waiting for what would come next, the writing was realistic and brought me straight into the world she wrote. It was creepy, SPOILER the plot twist with Blake was crazy yet amazing END OF SPOILER and I was hooked.
Definite 5 stars, you must check it out if you are anything like me and you love dystopian or sci-fi books! Just wow.

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  amberdahlwijk | Jan 21, 2021 |
Callie Woodland and her younger brother, Tyler, are vaccinated survivors of the Spore Wars. The Spore Wars wiped out the middle-aged generation leaving behind a class of mostly orphaned youngsters (Starters) struggling to survive and class of wealthy and privileged elderly (Enders) who have become the ruling class of Price’s dystopian world. In a world where she’s not allowed to have a job or own a home, Callie’s only option to care for her sick younger brother is to go to work for Prime Destinations, a body bank where the wealthiest Enders can rent the body of Starter and relive their youth. For Callie, it’s a simple matter of going to sleep while her body goes on its own adventure, that is, until she wakes up in the middle of one of her rentals and finds herself tangled in her renter’s web of intrigue. Who can she trust and why is the voice in her head begging her not to return to Prime Destinations?

Starters is a fast-paced dystopian thriller with no shortage of secrets and plot twists. Price conjures a main character whose first-person narration is realistic and relatable. Callie’s desperation to provide for her brother, and her conflict between caring for her brother and uncovering the evil motives at Prime Destinations is palpable. There are evil villains, unwitting accomplices, and, of course, unexpected love interests which Price weaves together into a compelling story.

Unfortunately, where Starters fails is in its world building. The Spore Wars are barely explained. Reasons for why the young generation is so widely loathed and exploited by the privileged class of Enders are never discussed. Readers are left to wonder why the elderly are not only so without compassion for the younger generation but also often downright evil. The mystery of the book was enough to overcome these failings and keep me reading, but the lack of depth to Price’s world left me just the slightest bit unsatisfied. ( )
  yourotherleft | Jul 7, 2019 |
I love a good dystopian book. They make me happy. The build up at the beginning of this book was a little slow. I was on the verge of a DFN until it started to pickup on my “give it a go page of 30”.
Books get 30 pages to make an impression on me. I just don’t have the time to wade through a book that I have no interest in, that doesn't smack me upside the head and say “read me”. So lucky for this book it smacked me around page 30.

So, the basis of the book is that young bodies (starters) are rented out to old bodies (enders).
This is Callie’s story of being a starter and of course nothing goes as planned, honestly do you ever expect that to happen in a dystopian book?

This book ended neatly. It tied up the story but still enticed you for more, not a cliff hanger but a..Oh I can’t wait for the next one.

There is a sequel to this book, I’m excited, I’ve just checked it out at the library. Yeah! The title is “Enders” how appropriate.
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  greergreer | Mar 1, 2019 |
We meet Callie as she is struggling to survive in a post-war world. Biological warfare has ravaged Callie's society, and now the only people left are either very young or very old. With modern technology allowing people to live well into their triple digits, things have drastically changed. Lissa Price builds a world that pits the "Enders", or the elders, against the "Starters" or the young people. The idea of borrowing someone else's body sounds far-fetched, but Price manages to make it a reality. This concept definitely keeps the book moving.

The story line takes off at a quick pace, expertly weaving the past with the present to give the reader a bigger view of this new world. Callie isn't given a moment to rest, as she tries to unravel what Prime Destinations is really up to. As a character, Callie is just wonderful. She is the perfect mixture of a normal teenage girl, and the mother figure that her world has forced her to become. Her affection for her brother is palpable, and it made me adore her that much more. No matter what decisions Callie made, I was always right there with her. Price has created a character who is easy to fall into step with, and it makes this book that much more immersive.

I'll stop gushing for a moment to make a small announcement. I've seen other reviews that complain about the lack of character description, and unanswered questions about the past, in this book. I'll admit, it's true that some things are aren't blatantly spelled out. For me though, that was half of the magic of this book. I was given a great base world, and as I read I filled in information for myself. I was lost in creating Callie's life in my head. Building it word by word. Perhaps it's my fantasy based mind at work, but it didn't phase me at all. I'm all for literary escapism, and Starters definitely allowed me that opportunity.

So, if you couldn't tell already, I loved this book! Starters has a unique premise that makes it a deliciously quick read. By the time I reached the ending I was out of breath. I also probably had a shocked look on my face. Yes friends, there is a cliffhanger and it's a big one. Starters, and its lovely creator Lissa Price, get my highest seal of approval and adoration. I know that I'll be eagerly awaiting the next book. Hurry up and get your hands on a copy of Starters so you can join me. ( )
  roses7184 | Feb 5, 2019 |
This book sucked me in and wouldn't let go. At first there didn't seem to be much mystery or, in truth, excitement. By Chapter 3, that all changed and I had to know what was going to happen. The book kept me guessing and I never truly figured out the twists and turns! I can't wait to start reading the next book in the series! ( )
  dms12880 | Nov 29, 2018 |
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Callie's parents died after the Spore Wars and now it's just her and her seven year old brother Tyler. Tyler is sick with a rare lung disorder and Callie needs money so she can buy them a house to live in. But, the renting does not go as planned and Callie is stuck pretending to be the person who rented her body. She keeps hearing a voice in the back of her head and things start taking a weird turn. Everyday that passes, Callie starts learns more and more about what her renter was really up to.

At first teens renting out their bodies to old people was really creepy idea to me and I didn't think it was a type of book that I would like but I was picked to be an Ambuzzador for it and I'm really happy that I was. I felt really bad for Callie because felt she had no other choice but to rent out her body and I thought she faced it with so much courage. You could really tell that her brother meant the world to her and that she would do anything and everything necessary to give him a better life. Callie is an incredibly strong character and I found it very easy to like her.

Starters is a awesome dystopian book and I'm positive dystopia fans will love it even if your not a fan of dystopia you should defiantly try it. Things that happened toward the end really took me by surprise and left me eager to see what happens next!
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To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.

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