Delacorte BFYR/juvenile fiction, sci-fi
Release Date: March 13, 2012
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. He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson.
It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .
I actually really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t amazing but, it wasn’t bad either. At times I felt that Price should have focused more or less on certain things and it got a little boring but, in the end it all balanced out and you know why she focused on the things she did.
I can’t wait for the sequel Enders. I really want to see how everything plays out, especially with Michael.
My Verdict: This is a good preteen or teen book. (Of course, there’s nothing to stop an adult from enjoying it.) I really don’t think there is anything in it that would give it anymore than a PG rating if it were a movie.
I also think that if you’re a fan of sci fi but you’re not really a ‘hard core fan’ then this is a good book for you.