Author – Lissa Price
Age – 12+
Callie, Tyler and Michael are orphans. The spore wars struck the USA and wiped out their parents – leaving only the immunised young (Starters) and the old (Enders). Enders can live for 200 years or more and are wealthy. Starters (unless claimed by grandparents) are unclaimed minors. Prevented from working by law and hiding from marshals (police) and being thrown in prisons until they are old enough to work.
Callie, (worried about Tyler’s ever-failing health from lying on concrete floors with not enough food or warmth), decides to check out the scheme a private company called Prime Destinations is offering. They will place a chip inside her head and she will go to sleep while an ender rents her body out for a day, a week, a month.
But things aren’t all as they seem and soon it becomes a story of control, defiance and revenge.
This is the first book in the ‘Starters’ series. The sequel is ‘Enders’
(Series, Dystopian, Revenge, Betrayal, Control, Fear, Future, Technology, Microchips, Loss)