Raised in an elite foster center off the California coast, sixteen-year-old Tabitha’s been sculpted into a world-class athlete. Her trainers have told her she’ll need to be in top physical condition to be matched with a loving family, even though personal health has taken a backseat outside the training facility. While Tabitha swims laps and shaves seconds off her mile time, hoping to find a permanent home, the rest of the community takes pills produced by pharmaceutical giant PharmPerfect to erase their wrinkles, grow hair, and develop superhuman strength.
When Tabitha’s finally paired, instead of being taken to meet her new parents, she wakes up immobile on a hospital bed. Moments before she’s sliced open, a group of renegade teenagers rescues her, and she learns the real reason for her perfect health: PharmPerfect is using her foster program as a replacement factory for their pill-addicted clients’ failing organs. And her friends from the center, the only family she’s ever known, are next in line to be harvested.
Determined to save them, Tabitha joins forces with her rescuers, led by moody and mysterious Gavin Stiles. As they race to infiltrate the hospital and uncover the rest of PharmPerfect’s secrets, though, Tabitha finds herself with more questions than answers. Will trusting the enigmatic group of rebels lead her back to the slaughterhouse?
Why You’ll Love This Book
by Jessica Kapp
I love telling people what my book is about and watching them wrinkle their nose as if they walked through a fart cloud. I want the concept to shock you. To entice you to read more. And BODY PARTS is a fast-paced, near-futuristic thriller that will suck you in from chapter one.
The story takes place on a fictitious island off the coast of California. The land is owned by pharmaceutical giant, PharmPerfect—a company that creates pills for every aliment—even cosmetic ones.
Got a few wrinkles? Take a pill and they’re gone.
Want to slim down for summer without stepping on a treadmill? Take a pill and you’re beach-ready.
Hearing problems? Take a pill and you’ll catch the sound of ants marching across your lawn.
PharmPerfect creates a pill for everything, but the drugs are so powerful, clients can’t escape the damage it does to their livers, kidneys, hearts, and other organs.
That’s why the company uses the foster home as a replacement factory for clients’ failing organs. When 16-year-old Tabitha learns the truth about what’s happening to her friends, she needs to act fast before someone else goes under the knife.
If you want a shot of adrenaline chased by a kiss—then you’ll love the action-filled chapters in BODY PARTS. While the book aims to entertain, the concept is eerily realistic. It appeals to fans of both contemporary and science fiction because it’s set in the real world with just a hint of what if…
Jessica Kapp enjoys writing Young Adult Contemporary and Speculative Fiction. Story ideas often strike at inopportune times, and she’s been known to text herself reminders from under the covers.
She lives on a small farm in Washington with far too many goats and an occasional cow.