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Unwind (Unwind Dystology) de Neal Shusterman
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Unwind (Unwind Dystology) (2007 original; edició 2009)

de Neal Shusterman (Autor)

Sèrie: Unwind Dystology (1)

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In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
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Títol:Unwind (Unwind Dystology)
Autors:Neal Shusterman (Autor)
Informació:S&S Books for Young Readers (2009), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
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In the near future, after a second civil war over reproductive rights, the US lives under the Bill of Life, which makes life inviolable until the age of 13. From 13-18, though, a person’s parents can choose to have their child unwound, a process by which every bit of the body is harvested and used as grafts and transplants. Doctrine states that his isn’t death, but that the Unwound live on through the lives of the various people who receive those…parts. The book follows three teens who have been scheduled to be unwound and find themselves thrown together as they try to escape.

Charlie read this one and immediately handed it to me, saying that I *had* to read it. So, of course, I dropped all other books and read it. And he has excellent tastes when it comes to books. This was fantastic, and I’ll absolutely be continuing with the series (Charlie’s already halfway through the second book). The characters are really well drawn, the story is unique and interesting and really uncomfortable (in the best way) in parts, and there are some wild twists along the way. ( )
  scaifea | Feb 18, 2024 |
first off I want to say that I didn't think i was going to like this book at all but I was so wrong!

Unwind by by Neal Shusterman is based on the premise that there is a war in the U.S. between the pro-choice advocates and the pro-life advocates. The outcome of the war leads to a crazy compromise: retroactive abortions, which means that a child is protected until he or she is 13, at which point the parents can choose to have the child "unwound." Being unwound means that the child harvested for all of the parts and organs, which will then "live on" in other people. The children who are to be unwound are called "unwinds," and if they try to escapse they are hunted down mercilessly by the "juvie cops" because the unwinds' harvested parts are big business. There are three main types of unwinds. Some are unwinds because their parents can't cope with their behavior any more, some are unwinds because they are orphans and the state can't afford to support them any more, and some are unwinds because they are "tithes" to the church or religion. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the boy whose parents got divorced and couldn't come to a custody decision, so they decided to have him unwound so that neither would have to deal with the other getting custody of him. One of each of these main types of unwinds is, of course, a main character in this book: Connor the troublemaker, Risa the orphan, and Lev the tithe. They all meet when both Connor and Risa, escape, coincidentally, at the same time, knowing that if they can survive until their 18th birthday they will be safe because they will be adults. When they escape, however, Connor unintentionally drags brainwashed Lev along with them. Their escape is a harrowing one with many close, and even closer, calls as they try to find somewhere to hide until their 18th birthdays.

I liked the book, but it was very disturbing - ( )
  b00kdarling87 | Jan 7, 2024 |
recommended by AP English listserv
  pollycallahan | Jul 1, 2023 |
I am using this book in the "Reread a Favorite Book of Yours" Category in Extreme Book Nerd.

I will never forget the first time that I read "Unwind." I did it in a Burgers and Books Teen Book Club years ago....and it led to one of the best pro life/pro choice discussions I have ever had. You would not expect this to be so (considering teenagers were involved) but it was. It is a book that has stuck with me over the years.

The concept is this: Every child is born....but then a parent can choose to have their child's life "unwound." Body parts are harvested and given to other people. So it is like they are still technically alive; they just might be alive in countless individuals. As you might imagine, there are those who accept being unwound and there are those who are against it to their core.

We meet Connor whose family chooses to unwind him. There is Risa who is a ward of the State. There is Lev who is a "tithe" (literally, his whole life was for the soul purpose of being an Unwind.) These characters converge and their lives are never the same.

I will admit that I have never read the rest of the series, which is weird considering that I adore the first book so much. This was the book that got me passionate about Neal Shusterman and by golly, do I eat his writings up. I don't want to review more (because I really want others to read this book). Just know that it is good! ( )
  msgabbythelibrarian | Jun 11, 2023 |

Unwind is a shocking and Grisly story of a futuristic sort of horror (especially if you are at the age of being unwound) what explores topics such as pro life, religion and humanity, it does so in a way that not only keeps the reader engrossed (reader being me...maybe not you... ) but also makes one think of the possibilities that are brought to the table.

Would I have lived (as a whole) till my 18th? PAH! fat chance!

Unwind follows a variety of people's point of view but mainly the three Unwinds known as Connor, Lev and Risa who all end up together in an escape to freedom. However escaping to freedom as an Unwind has its downfalls with a bounty strung up over their heads and Juvy cops hunting them down there isn't anywhere safe on the streets for an Unwind to....unwind (mentally speaking of course)

The characters in this book are full of depth and strong minded stubbornness that keeps them alive...or more specifically... not Unwound. It is their need for survival that keeps the pace of this book fast and formidable.

And when it comes to being unwound... well lets just say I found myself momentarily traumatised and while Shusterman takes you through the procedure, the horror of feeling myself being taken apart while fully concious was a little overwhelming, I had to stop reading after the chapter to take a moment to put myself back together.


Every step of this book feeds you the emotion of the characters, anger comes easily when one feels helpless... fear comes easier when your time is up.



Look out Amazon, I'm coming to buy Unwholly! ( )
  Enchanten | Mar 12, 2023 |
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