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Unwind author Neal Shusterman review à eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Connor Risa and Lev are running for their livesThe 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 havUlt 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 surviv. This is the most disturbing book I’ve ever read I'm torn here struggling whether to recommend this book or shout to you never to pick up this book because you will not sleep again I mean it This is a horror thriller dystopian and I cannot say loud enough that this is not a book for everyone I don’t often stereotype books by saying “if you like this and that then you will love this book” I believe you need to read a book before you can say you hate it But honestly I think you need to be aware that this is a horror before you go into it It’s about ethical issues speculative future war abortion death consciousness human thinking and the never ending issue of life When does life start When does it end And who should be allowed to end itThe book is full of real uestions – uestions people ask today and struggle to come up with answers There’s a lot of speculation about abortion and life choices At first I struggled to figure out if the author was for or against abortion Now I realize I struggled to figure it out because the author was careful to write with detail and precision both sides to the story There are always 2 sides in a story A writer’s job is to listen to both and then write a good book about it Instead of aborting unborn children this futuristic government has made laws to protect their lives Instead a child – between the ages of 13 and 18 – can be unwound Unwinding is like organ donating They take your organs and give them to people who need them – cancer patients car accident victims sick mangled or disease ridden people The uestion in the book is what value is whose life Yes I worded that right Can your life have different value depending on who you are who loves you what you’ve done if anyone actually wants you the way you are We can laugh and shrug off those kind of uestions but in this day and age I think it’s a real thing And if you think this book is based entirely on speculation you’re wrong Unwinding does happen Illegally But it has been known to happen This book is just about a world where it’s legal Another theme that runs through the story is the phrase “Someone else’s problem” Stop and think about that for a second eh After you read this book you will never I repeat never say that phrase again No matter what you do hoisting a “problem” off to someone else will never solve anything I have to add in here too that the writing of this book is brilliant It’s written in present tense third person which is something new for me Considering I want to write a little like that I was excited to try it out While it’s awkward at first after you grow used to it you forget it’s different to past tense The flow of sentences the dialogue the humour the plot the character development it’s perfect I don’t say that lightly The author hooked me in with his brilliant real characters Next his style of writing Then his plot Then the themes of his book Between all that there was no way I could avoid some serious thinkingThat’s what I love about this book It makes you think About unwanted children and futuristic governments and the horror of mind manipulation One thing that really struck with me was the unwanted children part So many children are unwanted In our day and age babies are aborted Why Because they’re unwanted So what happens when a child grows up unwanted and turns into societies’ “problem” Whose fault is that How do we treat them This book throws uestions in your face and demands you think about them I think that’s the mark of a true talented author Don’t feed a reader the story Lay it out before them blunt and cold and cruel and say “Now think about it” A book that makes you think is one of the best books of all I loved the characters Connor and Risa best of all; Lev kind of annoyed me until the end They were real and tangible and they developed with such ease that I was left feeling gobsmacked The author has an implicit way with crafting characters And the plot was breathtaking – full of twists and turns You’re always getting surprises Description It wasn't so much the description but what wasn't described that left you reeling And the endingsaying it was brutal and torturous and so effortlessly written would be an understatement As you read you may think it’s not that “horrific” The ending will change your mind You will be moved You will be challenged You will cry if not outside insideThis is a disturbing book It will play in your mind for days But you know what I think books like these are important – extremely important If people are just fed interesting but light books where they don’t have to work or think or uestion moral values – how will people be aware of the issues in the world today It’s so intensely important to think for yourself

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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 diffic. An astonishing and at the same time disturbing read Took me some time to get into but from then on I was hooked The world Shusterman created feels so vivid and real it almost scared me Thought provoking and highly original I haven't read anything like this ever beforeAlso it contained one of the most disturbing scenes I have ever read not on a graphic level but due to the fact that what exactly is happening is left almost completely to the reader's imagination if you've read the book you will most likely know what I'm referring toSet in the near future the novel follows three teens about to be unwound – which is the thing to do with unwanted teens and basically means that they are to be scavenged for body parts to be transplanted to those in need of them though the signification of 'need' can be stretched here someone can also 'need' new eyes because his girlfriend doesn't like the old ones' colourConnor has always been trouble sometimes unable to control his temper When he finds out that his parents are about to have him unwound he runs away and crosses paths with Risa and Lev Risa is a state ward being sent away due to shortage of money and Lev is a tithe sacrificed by his religious parents for a greater goodConnor and Risa have only one goal to be able to make it until their eighteenth birthday when the law will protect them from being unwound after all Lev who has always believed in his special purpose is deeply conflicted Should he run with his two 'rescuers' or should he turn them inI not only found the three main characters but also the friends and enemies they make on their journey drawn realistically and very relatable Everyone has his own way of dealing with their situation and nothing is painted in black or white Those characters have their faults – some than the others – but in the end there was no one who deserved to be treated like he was nothing but human spare parts for those who could afford itThe only thing that felt a bit off at times was the writing style Sometimes the present tense sounded awkward to me and the freuent switching between the different points of view made it hard for me to become fully attached to all the characters but I loved Connor Risa and LevI will definitely be looking out for of Shusterman's work Edit I originally rated this book four stars but I've decided to up my rating ; I would recommend Unwind to everyone looking for a good YA book I would label it a favourite and I don't think I'll ever forget it If a book makes me think about it even months after reading it it definitely deserves five stars

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Unwind author Neal ShustermConnor Risa and Lev are running for their livesThe Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights The chilling resolution Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen Between. As seen on The ReadventurerI approached rereading Unwind with trepidation I generally enjoy revisiting books in series before each new release but two reasons held me back in this case1 My original reading of Unwind left me completely horrified and I wasn't sure I would want to relive this story again my husband is still too scared to revisit it; and2 Unwind was one of the very first books I read when I had just discovered YA back in 2009 and it was also one of my very first dystopias I didn't have much to compare it to then and let's be honest I liked uite a bit of crap YA at that time Plus there have been so many dystopias published since then surely it would be very unlikely for an older novel to be better than newer onesI shouldn't have worried Unwind proves once again that most of the best YA dystopias were published way before the current dystopian crazeWhat stood out for me the most this time is how political this novel is Reading the latest YA releases would make you think that dystopias are all about running around and snogging while hiding from the big bad government that wants to kill you for no good reason But Unwind while containing all these tropes running hiding and a bit of romance has plenty else to think about in relation to the oppressive governmentI know some readers can't uite swallow the premise of this book find it unrelatable implausible etc etc Catie can tell you all about her problems with this novel yeah the idea that people in a country would ever resolve the pro life vs pro choice conflict by abolishing abortion but allowing parents of the unwanted troublemaking teens ages 13 to 18 to have an option to unwind them into parts that are later used for transplants is a pretty crazy one Parental love and all that BUT I am not oblivious enough not to know that there are parents who sell their children into prostitution in order to have money to feed the rest of their family who throw their newborn daughters into the dumpsters because dowries are strenuous on family finances and boys are just plain better that entire nations were and are involved in genocides and scientific experiments on people adults and children that are deemed not racially desirable Nazis anyone And don't get me started on the pro life movement members of which are preoccupied with saving lives of the not yet born but have absolute disregard for the mothers' health or the well being of those children when they are born and need monetary support for medical care or education or alternatively this forced abortion story fresh off Jezebel's presses So yes the premise is far fetched as far fetched as stories about the inhumanity of clones The House of the Scorpion Never Let Me Go women used for nothing than breeding The Handmaid's Tale or children forced to play survival games The Hunger Games are but I believe in it because I've seen things just as vile in real life And back to the politics of Unwind I get carried away so easily Besides the most obvious from the synopsis issue of pro livepro choice conflict Shusterman skillfully incorporates into his story domestic terrorism religious brainwashing and the most disturbing part the politics of transplant therapy because an opportunity for adults to have an easily available supply of young organs or hair sweetens the whole unwinding deal so nicelyI like when an author makes his young audience think about these issues without openly pushing his personal agenda especially now when these particular issues are so heated and in your face Unwind is a dynamic scary story that is carried by charismatic teen characters who are at times defiant and so easy to hate yet they prove they deserve to live just as much if not than any proper adultGlad to say I feel like I can safely continue recommending this novel And I can't wait to read about this unsettling world UnWholly evidently has a character made entirely of spare body parts Goodness I don't think I am fully recovered from Shusterman's variation of Humpty Dumpty yet