Unwind (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 2, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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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.

In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.
  

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The plot is amazing. - LibraryThing
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Unwind doesnít ask its readers to imagine a dystopian future. It imagines it for them, so quickly and convincingly that itís hard to question whether it could really happen. It surely couldnít, on ... Read full review

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User Review  - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing

Abortions have been outlawed. Instead, a parent may decide to unwind their children between the ages of 13 ad 18. Unwinding, is essentially an organ/body part donation system, where the body parts are ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
39
Section 3
53
Section 4
90
Section 5
119
Section 6
121
Section 7
155
Section 8
157
Section 13
241
Section 14
246
Section 15
263
Section 16
265
Section 17
276
Section 18
286
Section 19
294
Section 20
315

Section 9
185
Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
238
Section 21
317
Section 22
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About the author (2009)

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and The Schwa Was Here, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at Storyman.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.

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