Saturday, May 16, 2015

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

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One of my librarian friends told me about this series and then it was at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale last week, so it was meant to be.  It is a dystopia society type novel, but different from the others. I am sure some people will find fault with the idea of 'unwinding', but it is fiction and no worse than the idea behind The Giver, which in my opinion was the first of all dystopia novels.  It's young adult and I recommend it.  I just finished book 1 and am ready for book 2.  I think there are 4 in this series.  I will keep you posted! :)

Summary from goodreads:
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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