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Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind (2007)

by Neal Shusterman

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Unwind is a book that is about the main characters Connor,Lev,and Reja. To explain what unwinding is it came about when a war was happening over child life and both sides came an agreement where you could unwind your kids so basically when your child turns 13 you can send them to a camp where they preform surgery and cut the kids apart but all body parts are still alive but the children technically aren't so people get fresh body parts and well the child is in a way dead and not your problem. The saddest part is that this is all perfectly leagl
  maleakB.B4 | Dec 7, 2016 |
We read this as a class novel and it was an amazing choice! The students were definitely pulled in and a ton of them, who don't usually like to read at all, were reading ahead and in fact had started to read the entire series. They were engaged, we had great class discussions. It was obvious they were thinking deeper and really looking deeply into the themes of the novel. I was very impressed with the quality of discussions and just how sucked in students were to the novel itself.

I would definitely recommend it as a fun read for anyone interested in dystopian novels. However, I would also definitely recommend it as a class novel for 8th grade or up. It has some adult themes (abortion), but it is written for young adults. ( )
  dingesa27 | Dec 6, 2016 |
Enter this book with caution. It's an excellent story, but creepy as can be. ( )
  gentlespirit512 | Nov 22, 2016 |
Neil Shusterman’s Unwind is a great book about the Second Civil War called the Heartland War. This war was fought over reproductive rights. The only solution that people can come up with to end the war is a process called unwinding. In this society, teens age 13-18 have the chance of being eliminated if their parents sign the “unwind order” which brings the "juvie" cops to take them away and schedule the teen’s unwinding. After being taken teens stay in Harvest camps where they are kept until the age when they enter the chop shop(according to teens) where the kids experience the divided state, being taken apart piece by piece and their organs being sold off to the highest buyer.
I highly recommend this book. It gets and keeps your attention. Unwind is not full of clichés like so many other books. This book keeps you guessing right to the end. What’s more is that you never know what’s coming next. Readers beware! This book is so good you may accidentally get “wound up” in it. ( )
  ethand.G1 | Oct 27, 2016 |
This Book is about a Kid named Connor. He had some bad reputation is his family because He has had Failing Grades and didn't help his parents with and chores. After a couple of years, People had wanted Abortion rights which included Unwounding Children from the age of 13 to 17. Unwounding is a Process wear you are forced to be a organ donner and basically all your organs are removed from your body. One day Connor found the slip that said that he can be Unwounded in his parents room ( )
  ChrisT.G1 | Oct 26, 2016 |
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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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