Title: The Body Institute
Author: Carol Riggs
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Science Fiction
Publication Date: September 1 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: YA Bound Blog Tours & Netgally
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…
For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…
Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…
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While reading this book, I had a so many thoughts running through my mind that I had no idea what to say. Morgan Dey, becomes a reducer for the Body Institute, a person who swaps bodies with people to lose the weight for them. They live in a high tech world where society has deemed being overweight as a crime. As a reducer, Morgan is paid handsomely to help pay off her family’s debt….but then the institute hating WHA members start terrorizing the reducers and go so far as to “body” some people. Morgan finds out the truth about the institute and joins Vonn, the cutie she met at the institute to take them down. This story was heart warming.
About the Author:
I’m a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body image. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree; I’m an SCBWI member.
You’ll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I also enjoy reading–mostly young adult novels–as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds.
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