In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may... show more
In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called "unwinding." Unwinding ensures that the child's life doesn’t “technically” end by transplanting all the organs in the child's body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound. With breath-taking suspense, this book follows three teens who all become runaway Unwinds: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents' tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Shusterman examines serious moral issues in a way that will keep readers turning the pages to see if Connor, Risa, and Lev avoid meeting their untimely ends.
Publish date: 2009-06-02
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Para toda esa gente que está buscando un libro que "le cambie la vida": este mismo es.
Read by Tiffany: Published before The Hunger Games, but very much in a similar vein - dystopian future in which youth are exploited. In the case of Unwind it is for medical resources, and a peace accord between the Right To Life Army and the Choice Brigade. Interesting and disturbing concept. Nice k...
I've been a fan of Neal Shusterman ever since I read What Daddy Did. I think one sign of a good book is how long readers remember it and I read that title when it first came out in 1991. This book is very compelling and offers social commentary as well as a gripping story. I get tired of too many dy...
I so could not really focus and get into the story, i guess it wasn't for me as far as stories go. But it did keep my attention just it didn't excite me to read it and not put it down.
Unwind is finally a YA novel that packs a serious moral punch. It delves into the idea of life and death - discussing such ideas as abortion and euthanasia through a plot which could be seen as ethically allegorical in its own right. Yet, even despite this being a novel which relies on its deep conc...