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Unwind (2007)

by Neal Shusterman

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Series: Unwind (1)

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In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
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This is what happens when the "left" and "right" both get what they want. Scary, intense, action. ( )
  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
This book was mentioned on Episode 2 of Checking Out. Listen here!

Seriously disappointing :( ( )
  rachelreading | Oct 17, 2020 |
Getting rather into dystopian teen fic.
This book has an interesting premise and some cool characters. It isn't the Hunger Games but kept me entertained today while I worked. ( )
  rickycatto | Sep 9, 2020 |
Terrifyingly depressing, yet I had a hard time suspending disbelief. Hard to believe that our society could ever come to such a place as "retroactive abortion." Good characters, pretty decent writing, but I'm unsure if I could believe in the ending. ( )
  JenniferElizabeth2 | Aug 25, 2020 |
Pseudo-insight is considerably worse than straightforward shallowness. Not recommended.

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  elenaj | Jul 31, 2020 |
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Dedicated to the memory of Barbara Seranella
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"There are places you can go," Ariana tells him, "and a guy as smart as you has a decent chance of surviving to eighteen."
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What he and Risa have isn't a relationship; it's just two people clinging to the same ledge hoping not to fall.
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In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

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In this futuristic society teenagers can be “unwound” for any number of reasons, including being a state ward or juvenile delinquency. When Connor finds out his parents have signed to order to have him unwound, he becomes a fugitive and accidentally frees a busload of other potential unwinds. He and his friend Risa must stay on the run until their 18th birthdays. With the help of some adults they find themselves in a colony of fugitives. But all is not well here, either, and it’s hard to tell who’s friend or foe.
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