Wednesday, March 9, 2011


In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive. (Goodreads)

I loved this book. It really made you think. There was nothing about it I didn't like. Neal Schusterman did an extraordinary job of bring up the debate of what constitutes life and death and everything in between. It is one of those books that you are going to want to read again, just to make sure you didn't miss something.

It has a dystopian element that is so popular right now. A futuristic society that thinks they know how to control every aspect of a person's life. If you don't behave, you could be unwound. The ultimate bogeyman for us all.

5 out of 5 stars. (Just for you Mr. Schusterman-you have a sky full of them. You rock!)

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