The Body Institute
by Carol Riggs
Release Date: 09/01/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girlâs body, get her in shape, and then return to her own bodyâleaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catchesâ¦
For one, Morgan wonât remember what happens in her âLoanerâ body. Once sheâs done, she wonât recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer sheâs been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, itâs all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches startâ¦
Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morganâs mind. Sheâs feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an antiâBody Institute organization threaten her safety, sheâll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soulâ¦
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.