A GIRL WITH A
WOULD YOU SELL YOUR YOUTH TO SURVIVE?
Starters is on the 2013 YA IRA list
Starters won the Crimezone Award for the Best Foreign YA Thriller in the Netherlands
Barnes & Noble names Starters a Best Teen Book of 2012
Starters was chosen by a jury of teens as a Eselsohr Award-winner in Germany for The Best YA Book of 2012.
THE WORLD OF STARTERS
HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael—teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations—Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life—but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Determined to find out who he really is and grasping at the hope of a normal life for herself and her younger brother, Callie is ready to fight for the truth. Even if it kills her.