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(The Body Institute #2)

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The body swapping continues in Spares, the sequel to the YA sci-fi, The Body Institute.

Sixteen-year-old Lexi Moore is obsessed with going to illegal junk food parties. This doesn’t exactly mesh well with her mother being a National Health Care councilwoman and staunch supporter of The Body Institute.

The Institute’s method of losing weight—downloading the minds of workers
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published January 3rd 2021
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Lexi Moore and her best friend Terise were both sixteen years old and while Lexi’s mother was a council woman in the National Health Care organization, Terise’s parents were okay with supporting Terise when she held a Crave night, which was a night of consuming illegal junk food, completely against the National Health Care directives. The night Lexi’s mother caught her at a Craves, was the night things went sideways in more ways than one.

Waking up and learning it was six weeks later, and that h
Carol Riggs
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This near-future YA is the sequel to my 2015 sci-fi, THE BODY INSTITUTE, and will be published in 2021. It picks up specific threads of the last book and ties them into a final (hopefully satisfying) knot. It was a total blast to write—full of action, adventure, romance, and plenty of twists and turns.

The events of SPARES begin 8 months after THE BODY INSTITUTE ends. While Morgan Dey plays a part in this book, the story continues from the viewpoint of a brand new main character, 16-year-old Lex
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
YA Dystopian at its finest. In a near-future world where junk food is illegal and people can be fined for being overweight, teens host illegal Craves, where they eat all the junk food they want in one evening. Brain-mapping and body-swapping are used to help people control their weight, but the program of body-swapping has caused problems in the past, with illegal body swaps and false arrests to create bodies for the wealthy.

Lexi, the daughter of the founder of The Body Institute, disagrees with
Melissa Levine
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If I thought book 1 was great, book two was even better!

I enjoyed how in book two the POV changed to someone closer to the Institute. In this case, it's the daughter of one of the top lady's in charge of the National Health Organization. With the additional side characters and more in-depth aspect of how the Body Institute works, I found her side of the story even more interesting than Morgan's from book one.

Ms. Riggs included the twists and turns similar to book one, twists that reel the read
Kirsti Call
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved THE BODY INSTITUTE, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this sequel. And it didn't disappoint. This book is filled action, suspense, and a powerful girl who stands up for what she believes in. Lexi Moore is a likable character with understandable flaws that make her even more endearing. The book covers themes of family, mistakes, loyalty, love, ethics, human rights, friendship, bravery and loving someone despite their flaws. So. Much. Fun! ...more
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars. A return to the Body Institute but with new characters. Long discussions about Nanny State, personal freedoms, and how even the good guys do bad things. The bad guys guys, on the other hand, seem to have done all their good deeds in the past. Above all, politics are a slippery slope.
Sandra "Jeanz"
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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I waited what felt like a really long time for this sequel but after reading it, I have to say it was worth waiting for!
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I'm a writer of Young Adult fiction who lives in the beautiful, green state of Oregon. My sci-fi debut, THE BODY INSTITUTE, explores themes of body image and identity. Cool news!--this book is under development for a TV series with producer Lane Shefter Bishop. An audiobook of the book released April 21, 2020. The sequel, SPARES, released January 4, 2021.

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