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First, Callie lost her parents. Then she lost her home. And, finally, she lost her body. But she will stop at nothing to get it back ...Callie and her little brother are on the run, living as squatters, fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. But with the Body Bank comes a promise of much-needed cash, and with it, hope. And then despair ...The Bank allows teenagers to rent out their bodies to those who want to be young again. But Callie's renter intends to do more than party in her body. She intends to murder ...To bring the book cover to life, simply download the free STARTERS BOOK app from the App Store or Android Marketplace, launch the app and point your device at the front of the book.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 26mm | 466g
  • Doubleday Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857531352
  • 9780857531353
  • 126,064

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First, Callie lost her parents.

Then she lost her home.

And, finally, she lost her body.

But she will stop at nothing to get it back . . .
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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.
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About Lissa Price

Lissa Price is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author whose debut Starters is published in over thirty countries. You can follow her on Twitter (@Lissa_Price). Lissa lives with her husband in Southern California.
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Rating details

35,824 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 32% (11,458)
4 37% (13,263)
3 23% (8,174)
2 6% (2,201)
1 2% (728)

Our customer reviews

Wow. Talk about residing / mentally controlling a body that's not yours. Or letting someone else control your body as if its their own. Downright creepy, isn't it? STARTERS is a book that will make you addicted to it from the first page onwards. The concept of the story itself is original and captivating (with the body renting and all), and the story is fast-paced, and all in all, brilliant. Callie is a likeable heroine. She is portrayed as a clever teenager who remains strong in adversity and loves her brother a great deal. In fact, most of her actions in the beginning of the novel are spurred by her love and worry for her sickly brother. However, her motives changes slightly when she discovers that Prime Destinations is involved in a sinister plot that may endanger many homeless teenagers' lives, including herself. While some parts of the book come across me as slightly unrealistic, this doesn't keep me from devouring the book. Plot twists are littered here and there, and you'd never know what to expect. At the end of the story, Lissa threw me a bomb which literally sucked my breath out. I felt like fainting. Undeniably, Lissa Price has done a fantastic job on her debut, and I will heartily congratulate her for her great work. Hopefully her next book ENDERS will surpass STARTERS in all ways possible! STARTERS is a fresh breath in the YA industry, and I really loved it!show more
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