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Unwind Connor Risa and Lev are running for their lives The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights The chilling resolution Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen B

  • Title: Unwind
  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • ISBN: 9781416912040
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights The chilling resolution Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child unwound, whereby all of the child s organs are transplanted into different donors, so lifeConnor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights The chilling resolution Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child unwound, whereby all of the child s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn t technically end Connor is too difficult for his parents to control Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

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    About Author

    1. Neal Shusterman says:
      Award winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer As a full time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task master, always at work creating new stories to tell His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country Neal s talents range from film directing two short films he directed won him the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Awards to writing music and stage plays including book and lyrical contributions to American Twistory, which is currently playing in Boston He has even tried his hand at creating Games, having developed three successful How to Host a Mystery game for teens, as well as seven How to Host a Murder games.As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the Goosebumps and Animorphs TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.Wherever Neal goes, he quickly earns a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas As a speaker, Neal is in constant demand at schools and conferences Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to writing Neal s novels always deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true to life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor.Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman has reimagined what happens after death and questions power and the meaning of charity While all this is going on, he has also managed to write a rip roaring adventure Of What Daddy Did, Voice of Youth Advocates wrote This is a compelling, spell binding story A stunning novel, impossible to put down once begun.Of The Schwa Was Here, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman s characters reminiscent of those crafted by E L Konigsburg and Jerry Spinelli are infused with the kind of controlled, precocious improbability that magically vivifies the finest children s classics.Of Scorpion Shards, Publisher s Weekly wrote Shusterman takes an outlandish comic book concept, and, through the sheer audacity and breadth of his imagination makes it stunningly believable A spellbinder And of The Eyes of Kid Midas, The Midwest Book Review wrote This wins our vote as one of the best young adult titles of the year and was called Inspired and hypnotically readable by School Library Journal.Neal Shusterman lives in Southern California with his children Brendan, Jarrod, Joelle, and Erin, who are a constant source of inspiration

    Comment 236 on “Unwind

    1. Kat Kennedy says:
      I was walking back from my playgroup with my son on Monday, I came out of an elevator to find a teenage boy waiting for me Fear and an urge to protect my son came over me as he looked a little rough around the edges.Instead of pulling a knife or picking a fight though, the teenager turned on me with big, embarrassed, doe eyes to ask in a quivering voice, Excuse me, can I please have fifty cents to call my mum I fished out fifty cents worth of coins and left as soon as I saw him head towards the [...]

    2. Elle says:
      Holy frak waffles Batman This is awesome At first I was like but then I was like and THEN I was all like during that scene where they view spoiler UNWOUND HIS BRAINS WHILE HE WAS AWAKE hide spoiler I still have the major heebeejeebs I will never eat cauliflower again.Unwind will shock you I mean, roll you up in a carpet and bitch slap you kind of shock you And you will love it br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br

    3. Tatiana says:
      As seen on The ReadventurerI approached rereading Unwind with trepidation I generally enjoy revisiting books in series before each new release, but two reasons held me back in this case 1 My original reading of Unwind left me completely horrified and I wasn t sure I would want to relive this story again my husband is still too scared to revisit it and2 Unwind was one of the very first books I read when I had just discovered YA back in 2009, and it was also one of my very first dystopias I didn t [...]

    4. Janina says:
      An astonishing and at the same time disturbing read Took me some time to get into, but from then on I was hooked The world Shusterman created feels so vivid and real, it almost scared me Thought provoking and highly original I haven t read anything like this ever before.Also, it contained one of the most disturbing scenes I have ever read not on a graphic level, but due to the fact that what exactly is happening is left almost completely to the reader s imagination if you ve read the book, you [...]

    5. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:
      I ve been asked why I keep reading young adult books when I hate some of them I hate some ways of preparing chicken too, but I ll eat it.This book is a reason why I keep reading young adult It s the fried chicken of the book world.There has been a war recently A war based on reproduction rights.On one side, people were murdering abortion doctors to protect the right to life, while on the other side people were getting pregnant just to sell their fetal tissue And everyone was selecting their lead [...]

    6. Kiki says:
      Of late, we ve seen the YA dystopia trend grow to dizzying heights Many like to bleat that every post apocalyptic adventure published within the last year is trying to grab the success of The Hunger Games, just as we ve all assumed that authors of YA paranormal romance are trying to jump on the Meyer bandwagon We re being conditioned to accuse every dystopian author of being a scammer, and every book before we ve even read it and discovered that no, it doesn t have anything to do with Collin s a [...]

    7. Chelsea Humphrey says:
      I ve been letting this book process in my mind for many days now and I still don t know where to start This is an older book, one that has been held in highest regards by many for almost a decade now, so whenever I read a book like this I feel awkward and useless writing a review What could I possibly say to do this book justice that hasn t been said yet I m not even sure there are words to describe just how undone this book made me feel It s rare that I find myself emotionally involved in a boo [...]

    8. Cassy says:
      You are not going to believe me, but I came to this book with open arms It survived weeks of cuts and call backs to become one of the final six books that were carefully wrapped in pajamas before being placed in the suitcase and flown to Switzerland I only take books I am confident I ll love on vacation Well, given the length of this trip, space constraints, and my mercurial ways, they also had to be relatively thin, paperback, and fast paced, but you get my point Alas, from the very first chapt [...]

    9. Cait (Paper Fury) says:
      This is the most disturbing book I ve ever read I m torn here, struggling whether to recommend this book or shout to you never to pick up this book because you will not sleep again I mean it This is a horror, thriller dystopian and I cannot say loud enough that this is not a book for everyone I don t often stereotype books by saying if you like this and that then you will love this book I believe you need to read a book before you can say you hate it But, honestly, I think you need to be aware t [...]

    10. Dan Schwent says:
      In a dystopian near future, teenagers Connor and Risa are sentenced to be unwound When their paths cross with a tithe named Lev, they flee the world they know and become fugitives But how long can they run before the past catches up with them Imagine a world where abortion is illegal but it s perfectly acceptable to have disagreeable children unwound, that is, disassembled and their organs given to waiting recipients, when they are between the ages of 13 and 18 That s the basic premise behind Un [...]

    11. Catie says:
      I am definitely going to try and take a step back from the ledge here, because I fully realize that I may be the only person on the planet who didn t enjoy this book I just finished, so the absolute fury is still fresh, but I think that once it cools, I will be able to say that yeah, this book isn t so bad In fact I think that it s incredibly average in every way I would give this to a young un in a heartbeat It s fast paced with just a dash of romance, and it will probably initiate a few intere [...]

    12. Justin says:
      First of all, lemme thank the Huffington Post and people I respect on for leading me to this book I googled best dystopian novels of all time in the world ever or something along those lines I m not the best googler in the world and HuffPo was one of the links I clicked on, and this book was on the list, and I recognized the cover, and I was a little skeptical but read some reviews, and one thing led to another, yada yada yadaAnd this was a really thrilling, thought provoking piece of young adul [...]

    13. Annalisa says:
      Page one, I m iffy Pro life and Pro choice fight a civil war and the only way to satisfy both armies is the agreement that no abortions take place but from the ages of thirteen to eighteen any child can be unwound and his or her divided body and soul be used as organ donation First off, pro choice isn t going to go for a woman sacrificing her body through pregnancy and raising a child thirteen years before she can dispose of it And pro life isn t going to go for the termination of a child who is [...]

    14. karen says:
      this is a great book to use as a springboard for discussions about reproductive rights and governmental responsibility and what kind of world we are creating and leaving to the next generation.but i m just going to talk about me cuz i am a very laissez faire individual, and i live my life like i am reading a book someone else is writing, and i am just tuning in to see where it all goes, and any discussion of this sort always leads to conflicts, and i think has enough of those, yeah i am of two m [...]

    15. Kewpie says:
      This is one of those books that once I finished it, I started it over and read the whole thing over again And even after that, there were parts of it that I kept re reading and thinking about Before I go into my long review, I wanted to just mention that this book had one of the most nightmarish and horific scenes that I have ever read in my life It contained almost no details at all, and none of the sparse details were graphic or gory And that made it even scarier My imagination provided than [...]

    16. Kristalia says:
      Final rating 6 5 starsUnwind by graysideThis book deserves than just 6 stars It deserves 10 This is my ultimate fav young adult and it was one of the most amazing and emotional reads It s a roller coaster of emotions and don t read it if you don t wish for your heart to shatter, or if you don t wish for your heart to be cut out Because that s how i felt while reading this But in every darkness, there is light, and even if this book might seem quite grim, it was balanced Because it s Neal Shuste [...]

    17. Kate says:
      Thanks to a medical procedure known as neurografting, colloquially called unwinding, every harvested organ and body part of a teenager can be used on another person s body Stealing kiddies fingers and brains is a whole industry Few believe it s wrong Some don t even believe it s death Unwind is the story of three teenagers who have been signed up for unwinding by parents or guardians They re unwanted, someone can t afford them, or they re a religious tithing sacrifice to God Through the will to [...]

    18. Wendy Darling says:
      THAT SCENE made me clutch my blankie sobs

    19. Candace Robinson says:
      This was super fast paced with likable characters This dystopian world is one of the creepiest I have read I received a copy of this book from a Quarterly Literary Box quarterly products literar Full review on my blog literarydust.wordpress 20

    20. Beatriz says:
      Reto 5 Pop Sugar 2017 Un libro escrito por una persona de color Brutal Una distop a con una premisa terrible una sociedad futurista en que la ley protege la vida hasta los 13 a os, castigando fuertemente el aborto, pero que permite que entre los 13 y 18 a os los j venes puedan ser desconectados A pesar de toda la propaganda del sistema, que enmascara esta desconexi n como una nueva forma de existencia con un prop sito elevado para adolescentes conflictivos , no es m s que un troceado de personas [...]

    21. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:
      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum What does it take to unwind the unwanted It takes twelve surgeons, in teams of two, rotating in and out as their medical specialty is needed It takes nine surgical assistants and four nurses It takes three hours If you are at all familiar with my reviews, you re probably well aware that I m a big meany when it comes to doling out 1 Stars and super stingy when it comes to granting 5s I m here to tell you that Unwind knocked my damn socks so clean off my fee [...]

    22. Angela says:
      If you have read or follow me on anything then you know I have a terrible fear of having my organs harvested THIS BOOK IS WHY It has taken me a very long time to build up the nerve to talk about this book It really freaked me out that much The concept of Unwinding is truly terrifying It s not like you went to the dmv and checked the organ donor box thinking yeah Ill give my organs up, I ll be dead what do I care what happens to them No, this is about having them taken while you re still awake, a [...]

    23. Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ says:
      Finished my re read It s been eight years since I read this book for the first time damn, that makes me feel old In my original review, I stated that this story would haunt me forever, and I was definitely right about that Even after all these years, there were a lot of scenes that I still remembered vividly But there were also many details I d forgotten And there were also a lot of powerful themes that I think went over my head when I was younger, so I m glad I decided to re read it.Also, while [...]

    24. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin says:
      This book is disturbing and just holy crow These people think it s okay to unwind their children if they don t want them or if they are bad kids And what is unwinding you ask It s where they take all of your body parts, EVERY SINGLE ONE, and use them for other people AND your body parts are still a part of you, but only your brain can still think inside of another body but the parts can still do things the other kid did, like playing an instrument etc EXCERPT See, brain bits work okay, but they [...]

    25. Maja (The Nocturnal Library) says:
      It s impossible to understand other people It s impossible to understand ourselves most of the time.At the very beginning, I honestly wasn t buying the story I just couldn t understand parents who would get rid of their child and celebrate by going on a cruise I should have known better Our belief systems, morals, cultural conventions, laws they didn t just pop out of nothing They are so deeply ingrained into our society that we never doubt most of them People, we re sheep I wonder, at some poin [...]

    26. Jessica says:
      What a horrible, horrible dystopian vision Neal Shusterman presents us with in Unwind A horrible vision which I found utterly unrealistic in the beginning I just couldn t imagine parents having their children dismantled because of bad behavior or better say, I couldn t imagine a society accepting this gruesome procedure as common After a while, though, I started thinking and considering our history and what people already did let happen, as well as the gruesome things that are still happening th [...]

    27. Laz says:
      In a perfect world everything would be either black or white, right or wrong, and everyone would know the difference But this isn t a perfect world The problem is people who think it is In a dystopian world where children after they reach the age of thirteen, they find themselves in the peril of getting unwound, Connor, Risa Lev are coming face to face with that very same danger The parents of every child decide whether one will get unwound or live What unwinding is Pro lifers and pro choicers T [...]

    28. Maureen says:
      3.5 5 starsI really enjoyed this book I didn t LOVE it and I didn t really really like it had some issues but overall was pretty great.It raises some very important issues about human life and the importance of it, as well as many other things.A lot of the plot seemed all over the place to me, and the world building was not really great I had some issues with how religion was presented though those issues corrected themselves at the end so YAY GO UNWIND I really grew to like the characters a lot [...]

    29. Robin (Bridge Four) says:
      Because I can t resist a buddy read, here we go again a reread for me starting April 17 with Danae, Liz, Alexa, Vicky, Katie, Brandi, Lea, Casey, Cathryn, Shelly, Tandie, Jaime, D.G Kate, Athena Shardbearer and Ashley We are meeting on Buddies Books and BaublesReread April 2015This is my FAVORITE COMPLETED YA SERIES TO DATE Unwind 5 stars Unwholly4.5 Stars Unsouled 4 StarsUndivided 5 OMG this My Favorite YA Series StarsThe thing I like about this book and this entire series really is how much it [...]

    30. Jim says:
      There are nearly 5,000 reviews of this book on GR, and the official synopsis explains clearly what is meant by the term Unwind So, I am going to assume that those who read this are familiar with the basic premise If not, that s okay some of the context will be evident here But it is much easier to review this without major spoilers if I don t try to tap dance around the basics.This book certainly deserves its legion of fans, and could become a phenomenal movie I strongly recommend it for those w [...]

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