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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…
I wrote this book and it's my "baby," so how can I give it any less than 5 stars? I've had awesome fun writing it, along with some hair-pulling and tooth-gnashing moments. It has evolved from more contemporary beginnings into science fiction, had the ending majorly changed at least 3 times, and t... ...more
I got to read this book a bit early, and I absolutely loved it. From relatable characters, to delectable writing, to a stellar plot, THE BODY INSTITUTE has it all. If you like smart YA with the perfect touch of romance, you'll love this book! ...more
YA Suspense I'm impressed!
Okay, first off, full disclosure. The author is a friend of mine in real life, although, I did meet her on GR first. It's funny, I've had many people confuse me with my identical twin over the years, but that usually happens in person. Carol met my twin, then, one day, s... ...more
This is wonderful and scary and beautiful and thought-provoking. LOVED it! ...more
First I have to say that I would love to be in another body and change it. I would love to be someone else who does not have a busy life. I would love to lose all the weight and be toner than I am but I am not sure I would want to pay the price for having all those changes.
Morgan Dey is one of th... ...more
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Unique urban sci-fi with a very intriguing premise.
I was hooked the moment I read the blurb. The idea of uploading someone's mind into another's body is fascinating... it also has the implications for so much abuse. For main... ...more
That was science fiction terrifying at its finest. While it is a similar idea as the Starters duology, it takes a very different execution. Some of the lessons were a bit heavy handed, but it brought up a lot of ethical issues.
I could absolutely see this happening and it scared the crap out of m... ...more
The Body Institute contains the type of story that is frightening to think about because it could possibly happen one day. One day science could advance to a point where it is possible for people to switch bodies and that the government can control more things - such as a persons weight.
We all re... ...more
What a book!! This one just grabbed me by the hair and yanked me right along for a thrill ride. I absolutely loved it! Morgan lives in a dystopian world where people are fined for being overweight beyond an acceptable range. A special institute was created where people who are good at exercise an... ...more
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The Body Institute has a really interesting book about a society so focused on weight it goes to extreme measures. This is a fun YA science fiction read.
I found this a pretty interesting read. It kept my attention. I loved that it was a stand alone, although if... ...more
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction
The Body Institute is a really unique sci fi dystopian YA novel. I loved the concept behind it and thought it was executed really well. This is one of those books that really makes you think – and you know how I love th... ...more
E-copy received courtesy of NetGalley.
Every time I read a dystopian novel I tend to feel grateful for the world I live in, despite all the horrible things going on, because the world I just finished reading about is usually a whole lot worse off. It also tends to frighten me a bit because the fu... ...more
Plot/Concept: The Body Institute is definitely a whole new concept, one that I have yet to come across. I think that it was a great choice, given how prominent weight is discussed in our world today. Coming from a nutrition background, I know that every 2 out of 3 Americans are either overweight... ...more
*Thank you very much to Net Galley and the Publisher for my copy of this book!*
The Body Institute by Carol Riggs is a Young Adult book in the Science Fiction genre. It is a story with such a unique concept, one I have never read anything like before. Morgan’s job is being a reducer – where she ta... ...more
**Thanks to Entangled Teen for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**
The Body Institute was an eerie science fiction novel that I completely ate up! It follows Morgan, who works for this place called The Body Institute. Basically, people can loan out their bodies for someone... ...more
So I discovered this one in an email from Entangled Teen, and read the description and was immediately intrigued with the whole brain map/body swap element of the book. So I was looking forward to reading and reviewing this book for my blog.
I requested and received an e-c... ...more
I was fortunate enough to receive this book from Entangled (through Netgalley) a few days back (that does, in no way, affect my review). Once I started the book I wasn’t able to put it down—luckily enough, I was in the car for 4 hours so I had plenty of time to read. I had heard about this book b... ...more
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This book had an incredibly interesting premise, and I thought it was written very well. Set in the future, we start off with our main character, Morgan Dey, a teen Reducer at The Body Institute, who is finishing off a job in a loaner... ...more
This is one of the best books I’ve read all year. I really enjoyed this YA sci-fi story set in the future where people can join a program and have another person transfer into their body and get it into shape so they don’t get financially penalised by the government. I felt the issues of body ima... ...more
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The Body Institute by Carol Riggs is one of the most well written ARCs I’ve read thus far this year. Originally I clicked on it because the cover intrigued me. I was mildly concerned upon first read... ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My stop on the blog tour can be found at Donnie Darko Girl.
I think THE BODY INSTITUTE is a brilliant idea for a story. Doesn't it sound like a magical cure for all those extra pounds a person would want to shed? But this being a sc... ...more
I recieved a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.
Morgan Dey is a seventeen year old and of course still lives with her parents and her grandfather. Her grandfather has lives with them for a while and Morgan loves her parents and grandfather more than anything. She loves th... ...more
Why I picked this story up:
Are we our minds... or our bodies? A tricky question, that. It really intrigued me, and I didn't have sci-fi in a while.
What I found:
Ultimately a great story, but it failed to glue me to the pages.
I really liked the whole concept of people getting taxed if they are over... ...more
The Body Institute is a sci-fi dystopian book that focuses on Morgan and her new position as a 'Reducer' at The Body Institute. A Reducer is somebody who, through the use of advanced technology, can enter another humans (the 'Loaner') body for a contractual amount of time to help that person lose... ...more
***Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an e-copy of this book!***
I’ll admit that when I first saw this book, I immediately thought of Starters by Lissa Price, a book that also involves loaning out bodies for others to use... but for a completely different reason. I’m not going to compare th... ...more