Survival Is Just the Beginning

Written by Lissa Price

During the spore wars all the adults ages 20 to 60 were wiped out. Only the young and the very old were immunized against the disease, and so consequently everyone in between died. Thus there are the Starters – those who are under 20 – and the Enders – those who are old enough to be your great grandparents. Many children were left orphaned and to fend for themselves. They live on the streets where gangs rule and scavenge for food where they can.

Callie and her 7 year old brother are in this destitute situation. When her brother becomes ill, Callie is willing to do almost anything to get him what he needs to survive. Anything including renting her body to an Ender through Prime Destinations. Little does she know what she is really signing up to do.

This is a fast paced book with lots of unexpected twists and turns. I hope there is a sequel.

Review by Michelle Asay, Granger High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12
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Written by Lissa Price
Delacorte Press
336 pages
Release Date: March 13, 2012
ISBN: 9780385742375 (hardcover)

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1 thought on “Starters”

  1. I also really enjoyed this book. The plot is very intriguing and she has some twists that really surprised me. I am definitely looking forward to the sequel, Enders.

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