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Retrato de um Esporo

(Starters #1.5)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  307 ratings  ·  29 reviews
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Em Starters; descobrimos que a guerra dos Esporos dizimou a população. Adultos entre 30 e 60 anos morreram com esse vírus; inclusive a mãe de Callie.

Neste conto; você vai conhecer a versão da história narrada pelo ponto de vista de um esporo; que pensa e divaga sobre sua missão de vir à Terra e acabar com os humanos que não tomaram a vacina.

Kindle Edition, 34 pages
Published by Editora Novo Conceito (first published May 7th 2013)
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Apr 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Portrait of a Spore is a short story found at the end of the paperback version of Starters. It was told from an alternating point of view of Barbara Woodland, Callie's mother, and a spore. It was set right before the Spore Wars happened. It was a very sad short story as Barbara's truly afraid for her children's safety because of the on-going war and the chaos that surrounds them. Like Callie, she is a strong-headed, caring, and protective woman. I find it a bit odd that a Spore even has a POV. S ...more
Nanie Hurley
Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: leituras-de-2014
Uma curta visão sobre o fim do mundo que conhecemos.


Mais um conto extra da série Starters e Enders!
Não canso de repetir o quanto sou fã de contos... então deixe-me repetir para quem não costuma ler minhas resenhas: sou super fã de contos! Desta forma, é claro que fiquei ultra feliz por Lissa Price escrever tantos contos sobre o mundo dos Starters.

Esse quarto conto Extra da série (que segundo a ordem informada pelo Goodreads deveria ter sido o terceiro a ser lido) se passa, na verdade,
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quest'ultimo breve racconto è ambientato prima dell'arrivo delle spore, quando Callie e Tyler vivono ancora con i loro genitori. Le cose non stanno andando bene, la gente è disperata e senza cibo, molti negozi sono chiusi, non puoi fidarti di nessuno. La famiglia di Callie sta cercando di andare avanti. Tyler va con un amico in visita al museo di storia naturale. E' solo una breve gita, ma sua madre Barbara non può evitare di pensare che quella sia l'ultima volta che lo vede. I suoi figli sono s ...more
Anthony Sementilli
-Stakes: Between her writing style in both novel and short story length, I've come to appreciate Lissa's brand of developing a crescendo. A good story, no matter how short or long, tends to involve each scene getting worse for the characters. Oh boy, does this do it.
-Upsetting: Now, that sounds bad, but its good....let me explain. The setting of this is a T-minus X countdown of the bomb that affects Callie's life. You already know what's going to happen, so the ticking time bomb element crea
Riana (RianaInTheStacks)
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Katie - The Literary Files
Portrait of a Spore is a super short story that at the end of the Starters paperback edition. It's written in two point of views: a Spore and Callie's mother, Barbara Woodland. I thought it was a bit weird for the spore to have its own thoughts and found that part of the story a bit boring. However, I did enjoy getting to know Callie's mother a bit. Like Callie, she's strong, loving and protective.

The short story takes place the day that the spores hit. We're able to see what Callie and her mom
Daryl Mitz
Jul 09, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i think this story is totally unnecessary since it didn't really give any significant details explaining the situation only establish the plot in another POV. it's basically an account of what Callie and her family were doing at the time of the release of the spores. i feel like this story really didn't contribute anything to the first book (Starters) since in there we already knew the important part about what happened to Callie's parents.
the parts which were written in the POV of the spore cre
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Questo sì che è un prequel!

Ecco, se c'è una cosa peggiore di tagliare in due l'ultimo film di una saga, è fare dei prequel vuoti e senza senso. E ultimamente ne ho letti molti.
Eccetto quelli della Price.
In poche pagine, riesce a concentrare un mondo in grado di coinvolgere il lettore.
E devo ammettere che il doppio punto di vista di questo mi ha stupita.
Da una parte Barbara, madre che teme per il futuro dei suoi figli, e dall'altra le Spore. O meglio, la Spora. è qualcosa di strano e originale al
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This short story is told from the alternating perspectives of Callie's mom, Barbara, and the spore that caused her death. It chronicles the day Barbara was contaminated by the spore.

Very sad.

It was heartbreaking to hear her thoughts on what would happen to her children in a future that seems so uncertain. Her fear is evident throughout the story, as is the desperate situation of their world. Chaos has begun and all Barbara wants to do is protect her daughter and make one more memory with her b
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Telling the Spore's side of the story, and knowing how they think, how they feel and what they know- what they do. Then we have Callie's mother too, her part of the story, and what she feels and thinks and tries to do. Number one checkpoint on your to-do list- keep your family safe. The beginning of it all, and I'm very happy it was at the end of this book, I'm glad I read this after reading the official first story. It makes it more intriguing. Very interesting, and well done!
Danielle Guzzardi
This novella was told from the point of view of Callie's mom and in an alternating point of view of a spore. This was the best novella in the series because its set right before the spore wars happen. I enjoyed reading about Callie's relationship with her mother and the events leading up to the spores falling. 5 out of 5 stars
Suzy Kennedy
an interesting take on a prequel.

I liked getting to see the MC's mom and her worries before the spore outbreak and what the world was like. Her worries and how she tries to shield her kids while preparing for the future.

I'm conflicted on the view of the spore, its hard to let a bacteria have thoughts and feelings, but it was interesting.

A good novella that adds to the story
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-sci-fi
Short, and gave some more background to the Starters Series. I liked the little story it told and was still able to feel the same emotions I received from the first book. If you're wanting to know more that is not mentioned in the first installment, then read this! But after finishing the last book, I'm just disappointed with the whole series...
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simplemente me encanto esta historia corta.
Apesar de ser solo 30 paginas, Lissa Price transmitió en mi la misma sensación de starters; querer saber mas, no poder soltarlo, emoción, angustia.
Que este contado desde el punto de vista de la mamá de Callie y de una Spore, me pareció excelente.
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Ein Blick in Callies Vergangenheit zu haben war schön und auch gleichzeitig viel zu traurig für mich :( Dennoch war es schön Callies Mama kennenzulernen und die beiden Hauptbücher weiter zu verstehen.
Johnzel Babijes
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a bit boring and I can't believe that a spore can have a POV. Wow, that's new. Well here we can see Callie's mother, Barbara Woodland's point of view before and during the accident. Like Callie, she's loving, caring and very protective. That's all. Thank you.
Christen Lee
A nice little bonus short story from the perspective of a Spore! LOL
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet.
Dec 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, kindle
Man versteht jetzt wesentlich mehr, aber wie laaaaggweilig können 28 Seiten sein? :o
Feb 18, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bla-bla-bla
Must... get...
Christley Uy
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahh, das bringt schon ein wenig mehr Licht ins Dunkle, was die Vorgeschichte betrifft.
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hate the spore for killing Callie's mum -,-
Screw their purpose. That was just, ugh.
Love how poetic it was though
And since I'm a sucker for tragedies, I'd give this a 5 in a scale of 1-10
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
noooo. why did you have to tell me how she died? that's not fair! it was so close.
Re̶i̶g̶n̶ Warner [Last Words for The Rogue Bookwolf]
And the spore found his destiny. She was so beautiful. DEAD WAS CALLIE'S MOTHER, BARBARA WOODLAND.
Nina Penny
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. So. Fucking. Creepy.
I actually thought that this writing was stronger than the writing in the actual book- Starters. I like this story the best so far out of the novellas. Two thumbs up
Jul 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Odd little add-on to the Starters Book, but it gives a little more background to the main character.
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Dianne Mandapat
rated it it was ok
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