In the near future, a time when being overweight means additional taxation, an innovative weight-loss clinic comes up with a groundbreaking system. Trainers have their brain waves downloaded into overweight clients so that they can lose weight for them. Seventeen-year-old Morgan Dey jumps at the chance to help pay off some family bills.
Morgan is recruited by The Body Institute to become a Reducer for a client who is 100 pounds overweight: a job that comes with unusual conditions, including Morgan living at the client's home instead of at the clinic. Morgan begins to experience stray memories from her host, causing her to question her own identity now that she's in someone else's body, house, and family. And when the clinic begins to face violent protests from a group that questions the ethics involved in the Reducer program, Morgan realises she stands to lose much more than the 100 pounds she'd originally signed up for.
About the Author
Carol Riggs is the author of The Body Institute, her debut novel. She enjoys reading, drawing and painting, writing conferences, walking with her husband, and enjoying music and dance of all kinds. You will usually find her in her writing cave, surrounded by her dragon collection and the characters in her head.
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 13th October 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.7
Weight (kg): 0.34