July 21, 2011

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind (Unwind, #1)

Unwind by Neal Schusterman
Published 2007 by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover 335 Pages
Reviewed from Library Copy

Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.
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.
Favourite Quote 
"One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have-people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light."

  Everything I have read by this talented author. I have loved. An amazing writer with a gift in storytelling, which is the reason why I read....for the story.
  Centred around three characters sent to be "unwound" the author shares their life experiences before they met and their lives now as they are intertwined. I loved that the book had many different voices sharing the experience of the moment. Unwind was an emotionally charged journey for the characters and for me as I read.  Absorbing and upsetting at times, it wasn't like books I'd read before where I had a sense of where it was headed.   A controversial subject matter and ethically charged, Unwind is thought provoking, disturbing and brilliant. Highly recommended.


  1. I loved this book and have been recommending it ever since I finished it. It totally creeped me out and had me thinking for days after I finished it. Glad you enjoyed it too!

  2. I love your blog's layout :)

  3. This book completely surprised me, I loved it. I agree, I loved the way there were different stories as well, nice review!