Thursday, April 17, 2008

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Main Character: Conner, Risa, and Lev
Time period: Not too distant future
Genre: YA Fiction, Dystopian Society

WOW! This book is a stand-out! Set in a not-to-distant future in which teenagers between 13 and 18 years old could be "unwound"--taken apart for organ transplants--three young people fight to stay alive. It's told from multiple POVs so we see the events through the eyes of Conner, Risa, and Lev, as well as some of the other kids and the few adults who interact with them. There is a scene which depicts an "unwinding" which is just terrifying in its matter-of-factness.

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