Unwind (Google eBook)
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SheilaDeeth - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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