Teen Review: “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman

In the future, where abortions are no longer allowed, a child has the chance to live up until the age of 13. This way, the child has a chance to live and prove him/herself worthwhile. From age 13 to 18, the child can be unwound by whomever their legal guardian is. Unwinding is not killing; it wastes no body parts. All of an unwound person goes off to different people who need a transplant of some kind. It is still living, just spread out across the country. This story surrounds three unwinds: Connor, who has gotten to be too much for his parents; Risa, an orphan who is great but not flawless; and Lev, a tithe, whose parents give one tenth of everything to the church, including Lev, the tenth child. Though each of them is being unwound for different reasons, their paths collide, hopefully for the better. This story had many plot twist that had me devour this book in a matter of days. It really makes you think.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

 "Unwind" by Neal Shusterman book cover


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