STARTERS is set in a world in which teens rent their bodies to elders who want to be young again. What a fascinating concept!
I guess everyone has wondered how it would be to be someone else for a day. Not necessarily a young person but someone else. I, for example, would be interested in being a man for a day just to figure out how their minds work, among other things…Maybe you would like to be in the body of a rock star for a day? To stand on stage in their stead? Or maybe be in the body of a famous model to see how it is to be stared at?
Wouldn’t that be fascinating?
But is it really just a fun experience? After all, STARTERS is a dystopian, so there have to be disadvantages. Many of them.
I wouldn’t want to rent my body to someone else. I’d be worried about what they’d do with it. And my body is mine. I’d hate to give up control over it. But that’s exactly what Callie does in STARTERS. Scary!
And what if I got stuck in the foreign body that I’d rented? Would I really want to live in that body until I die? I don’t think so.
I’m sure there’s much more to the body renting topic than what I just said, so if you want to find out how it is to rent your body to someone else, you’ll have to read STARTERS!
And a special scoop! Lissa held onto her film rights until publication. Her film agent is going to sell them this month, possibly around the time of launch of The Hunger Games movie, as her book trailer will play the opening weekend in selected venues in 10 cities. See her contacts page at www.LissaPrice.com for her agent's info.
And like the days before we’re having a giveaway for you! You can win a signed chapter sampler with Q and A, a teacher's guide and a wristband. It’s US only.
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