Monday, July 19, 2010
Book Monday: Unwind
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: YA Scifi
Rating: Amazing! PG-13
What is Unwind... and Neal Shusterman's Face Book Page...and a Movie?
What I like: This book was awesome. There are three main characters, with very different backgrounds--all running from the same problem. I loved the multiple perspectives, it really helped you understand what was going on from so many different angles. I loved the characters in this book--they are multidimensional. Each go through major metamorphoses and learn to turn their weaknesses into strengths...which is essential in their fight to stay alive when the world is trying to harvest their body parts. I was so impressed with this book I already have a few other Shusterman books in my to be read pile! Go check it out!
The Heartland War has ended--but there are no winners in the second Civil War. Trying to appease both sides of the pro-choice, pro-life debate--there is a new law in order. Parents now have the option to unwind their children when they turn thirteen until they are eighteen. Their lives will not end, but continue...as part of other human beings. There are many reasons parents have elected to unwind their children: delinquent behavior, not meeting potential or a religious tithe. But once the papers have been signed there is no turning back.
Conner, Risa and Lev are scheduled to be unwound. Despite their different backgrounds and personalities, they try to band together to beat the system.
This story is so cool--I don't know how else to put it. If you need a good summer read...this one won't last long. I couldn't put it down. It was a one day-er.