- File Size: 3496 KB
- Print Length: 350 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (March 13, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 13, 2012
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307975231
- ISBN-13: 978-0307975232
- ASIN: B005DXOPMS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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#406,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #240 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Family > Siblings
- #325 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
- #357 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Science Fiction > Dystopian
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The country contains only Starters, the young mostly under 18, and Enders, the elderly some of which are over 150. Callie is one of these unclaimed Starters. I liked the way these two social groups are portrayed. I was confused as to why the Enders of the future have the same interests as the elderly now. Why would they like cribbage and crochet? Wouldn't they have grown up with technology? I don't think it's ever specifically said what the year is, but that was one thing that irked me.
Although the story seems simple enough, there are many things that turn out to be more complex. A lot is revealed in the last few chapters.
The technology in this book reminds me of Joss Whedon's tv series Dollhouse. There are many similar issues dealt with as the end of that series, but this book has a younger audience. This is just a personal qualm, but I didn't like the way the author used the word geek.
If you can't get enough of sci-fi dystopian YA, you should pick this one up as well. It is a fun, easy read. I give this book a 3/5. I'm excited to read the sequel.
Callie finds herself caught up in a world of mystery, danger, and deception. What should she do? Who can she trust? The twists and turns of Starters will leave you on the edge of your seat, eager to see what happens next. The only thing you will know for certain as you read is that the protagonist, Callie Woodland, is a superbly dynamic, captivating character. She may start out as your average teenage girl, but is forged into a woman of quiet strength by the novel’s end. Callie has me cheering her on and wanting more! I cannot wait to find out what happens next in Enders!
Starters was an unexpected delight. I live in a personal hell of reading pickiness. It is so hard for me to find a book that I can enjoy. When a 15 year old student handed me this book and said “It’s good. Seriously, you need to read this” I had no idea how thankful I would become for such an invaluable recommendation. To say Starters is the next “Divergent” or “Hunger Games” would be doing it a disservice, because it is so wonderfully unique and thrilling! However, I would say without a doubt it is one of the best young adult books I have ever read, and certainly one of the best sci fi novels! If you haven’t read Starters yet, you are seriously missing out!
Well, what if your parents were dead and your little brother was sick... really, really sick, and the only way to save him was go on into Prime Destinations and rent yourself out to a stranger?
That's the basic premise behind Lissa Price's fantastic YA thriller, STARTERS. In this excellently-drawn dystopia, there are only "starters" -- young people -- and "enders," very old people, some of whom have celebrated over two hundred birthdays. Why? When a recent war went biological, there was only enough serum to vaccinate the old and the young...
The book jumps straight into the thick of things, the first scene taking us straight to the uber-creepy Prime Destinations, where the likeable main character, Callie, is understandably skeeeeeeeved, talking to the old "enders", who, in there power and hunger and basic chilliness, come off as something like vampires. The writing is great without drawing attention to itself, and the story rolls along smoothly -- despite its excellent plotting, amazing twists, and an ending you'll never see coming.
STARTERS is a fantastic thrill ride sure to please both teens and adults, from readers who love action to readers who love mystery to readers who love mind-blowing creativity. This is a can't-miss read!
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