by Lissa Price
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released on: March 13th 2012
Starters has such a great and original concept, not to mention the ability to hold you down and keep you reading until finished. From the first few pages, I held my own heartache for Callie and her brother Tyler. As you learn about Prime Destinations and the money that it holds for Callie, she can't help but be intrigued by the idea. With her parents gone, having died because they didn't get the vaccine, it is up to Callie to take care of Tyler, not to mention herself.
The money that Prime Destinations holds can secure them far beyond their means. All she has to do is simply let an Elder use her body to do as they may for the time frame they paid up to. The concept is quite creative. An Elder ranges around one hundred years of age. Callie knew deep inside that something was wrong with this company, but even I couldn't help myself, urging her to do it. Life for them is far beyond easy. They have now lost everything they had and are struggling to find stability.
No sooner than Callie committed to do it, I started having my doubts. Many suspicions racing through my head, just like Callie with her own. One thing she never expected is the connection she had with the Elder, the hatred that reigned down upon her, or that her help was needed badly. Her help was crucial for what was to come. Will she ever get through this? Or will she be stuck, leaving Prime Destinations to do as they like?
Received for review purposes from Netgalley.