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Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind (2007)

by Neal Shusterman

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Series: Unwind (1)

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Awesome book. Started it and didn't put it down till I was finished. This has got to be my favorite genre but sometimes the author gets so "out there" it takes the enjoyment out of it. I prefer it when I can relate and I find myself thinking ..yeah that could happen. This book did that. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. ( )
  justablondemoment | Aug 22, 2014 |
This book has a really good story with some twists. I really liked it and thought it was intriguing. 5Q4P The cover art is okay and I'd recommend this to middle school and high school students as well as adults. I chose to read this book because my English teacher recommended it. CalvinK
  edspicer | Aug 10, 2014 |
This book is really good and gets you thinking a lot. The idea is also very creepy. 4Q4P The cover art is awesome and I'd recommend this to high school students. I chose to read this because my teacher and a few other classmates had read it and said it was good. JenniferW
  edspicer | Aug 10, 2014 |
Hard to over come the ridiculous premise but once I got over that I came to like the characters and most of the plot was unexpected. ( )
  prairiedances | Aug 3, 2014 |
I just read this book for the second time, and it was just as good as the first time that I read it. It is an action-packed novel. I enjoy the issue that the books seems to stand against: abortion. It basically says what may happen to our nation if we continue to argue about issues such as abortion. The characters in the novel are very round and dynamic and I enjoy that. This novel is very well written. ( )
  blog_gal | Jul 26, 2014 |
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Let me start off by by saying that this is a really good book. I am having a really tough time getting through the first half of this book. Not because it's boring but because of how sickening it is. The idea of taking someone apart (willingly or other) is a really hard thing for me to stomach. That and the fact that the way this story is portrayed, unwinding is an actually feasible possibility in the real world. what's unwinding? Unwinding is when you take someone (they're always a minor), take their bodies apart, and send the parts off so that another person can have them. I bet you just reread that sentence, thinking: "what the hell?" but yeah, that's what it is.See, when they do this, it technically isn't murder, so to them that makes it okay. This is an interesting book that I am actively forcing myself to get through because I enjoy it just about as much as I am nauseated by it.
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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."
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 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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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 survive until they turn eighteen.

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