Unwind

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 2, 2009 - Young Adult 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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User Review  - jennk - LibraryThing

This is the first book I've read by Neal Shusterman and I think I need to add more to my to-read list. Image having to live under the Bill of Life: parents can "retroactively 'abort' a child...on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - joyhclark - LibraryThing

I'm still digesting this one. I went through several emotions while reading this book - anger, disbelief, sadness, etc. At times, I felt that it got a little preachy on the pro-life side (which didn't ... 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
202
Section 12
238
Section 21
317
Section 22
337
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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 Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. 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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