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by Lissa Price

Callie is a 16 year old orphan, homeless, with no money, and responsible for the care of her seven year old brother, Tyler. Callie and Tyler lost their parents last year when the “Spore Wars” wiped out everyone between the ages of 20-60. Those under the age of 20 are called “Starters” – minors that were lucky enough to receive the rare vaccine before the spore warheads were deployed. The only others to receive the vaccine are called “Enders” – the wealthy elderly (who, thanks to modern medicine now have the ability to live far into their hundreds.) Callie and her little brother are living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off other kids who would kill them for a cookie. With no money, no food, and nowhere else to turn, Callie decides to take a chance on a secret organization called Prime Destinations (a.k.a. the Body Bank). 

Prime Destinations promises its young, desperate recruits unimaginable wealth. All Callie has to do is sign away her young body to an Ender for a few days. (Her mind goes to sleep and the Ender’s mind takes over Callie’s body.) Callie has no choice if she wants to provide for her little brother. Her first few runs are easy, taking only a day and then a week of her life. During her third rental, a full month passes while an Ender uses her body. But, something goes wrong with her rental…Callie awakens not in the quiet sanctuary of Prime Destinations, but in a noisy night club with full control of her body!

Callie is anxious to return to Prime Destinations, get her money, and go to her brother, but a distant voice in her head (that must be coming from the Ender that rented her body) is warning her not to go back to Prime Destinations because they cannot be trusted! If Callie is to provide for her younger brother and to survive the next few weeks, she must uncover the truth behind her mysterious renter and Prime Destinations.

Carolyn M.
November 18, 2015
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