Monday, December 28, 2009

5 of 7 Blogpadozzle: Unwind

Author--> Neal Shusterman

Review--> 5/5

Release Date-> June 2nd 2009

Product Description from

In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body

parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.


I really enjoy books with premises that contradict societies norms, so Unwind really, really grabbed me in! This book deals with the idea of a futuristic society were the problem of abortion has been solved: unwinding.

I really liked the premise of this novel because this issue is such a controversy one; everyone has his or her own opinion. I liked this book, because it addresses both sides of this issue. I have my own opinion, like everyone, and I appreciated how this book wasn’t biased on way or the other. It presented it’s own resolution.

Unwind follows the lives of 3 different teenagers whom, for each different reasons, are being unwound. I’m usually not a huge fan of the multi-narrator but in this case the book needed it. Without having more than one narrator readers wouldn’t become as involved with each situation that resulted in the unwinding of the teenagers.

The plot was well written. I loved Neal Shusterman’s writing. I’m pretty picky with the way non-teenaged writers depict teenagers, but Neal’s writing didn’t annoy me one way.

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