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Unwind

Shusterman, Neal (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Authors: Shusterman, Neal
Title: Unwind
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 335 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Neal Shusterman
Summary: In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
ISBN: 1416912045
9781416912040
Branch Call Number: y SHUSTERMA
Subject Headings: Fugitives from justice Juvenile fiction Revolutionaries Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Fugitives from justice
Revolutionaries
LCCN: 2006032689
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In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives. First in series.

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.


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Sep 30, 2014
  • westonford rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is in my opinion one of the best dystopian novels I've read, and even competes with the hunger games in my opinion. of coarse though it can be a little bit awkward explaining to friends and family what its about, but its not an end of the world type of book where everybody dies or gets unwound at the end (of coarse not everybody gets to live to the end of the book) but its not quite predictable, (if you think it is, then every book I've ever read is predictable) because every once in a while towards the second half of the book I get a HOLLY CRAP cause someone turns out to be the cause of a death or something. the best part about the way its written is that you can see from not only the main characters' points of view, but also the people surrounding them. a great read, with an interesting concept (don't think l'm some crazy person who'd like to see it in real life though).

Jun 30, 2014
  • violet_dog_2497 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was good but a little confusing because each chapter was written from a different characters point of view.

Jun 27, 2014
  • Zaboomafu rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book has an interesting concept. The book consumes you until you are done and even then you want to re-read it!

Jun 03, 2014
  • Ranelle22 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Very predictable after you get over the unsettling topic of the book. I would not recommend this one.

Apr 09, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really good book, much better than I thought it would be. Disturbing concept, though.

Feb 26, 2014
  • mandi06142012 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this series! The first book drew me in with vivid detailing and accurate ideas. Although set farther into the future, I felt like I could place myself in the characters' shoes. Will always recommend this book!

Sep 05, 2013
  • dennis1219 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thriller!!!

Jul 16, 2013
  • Stiefvater rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book! Although I wasn't all to fond of reading Neal S. again (the Everlost series didn't impress me much) I was pleasantly surprised with this book. The setting was amazing, the characters really well developed and the plot was great. Although I wasn't all too fond of the ending, the second book took care of it and made it worthwhile. I really recommend this book!

Jun 25, 2013
  • sportsbookspce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow! That's the best word to describe Unwind. It's scary to imagine this book becoming reality. This book was wonderful and freaky at the same time. The journey of the characters seemed real. The part where the kid was being unwould was really intense and disturbing. Unwind was an amazing book. I hope Unwholly is just as awesome.

May 30, 2013
  • LEEFISK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

well it is an extremely good book BUT i didnt finish it so yeah :)

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Sep 30, 2014
  • westonford rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

westonford thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Nov 14, 2013
  • Dee_xx rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dee_xx thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Jan 08, 2013
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

NicoleHerdman01 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 21, 2012
  • everydayathena rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

everydayathena thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Mar 21, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Feb 20, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 27, 2010
  • Romiress rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Sep 30, 2014
  • westonford rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A dystopian Future based after a civil war, not to far away, in which beginning at the age 13 kids can be literally unwound, meaning they are taken apart, and sold for individual parts to those who need them, making it unnecessary to cure diseases, but rather to replace the infected portion of the body. a new form of terrorists known as "clappers" detonate explosives inside their blood mainly by clapping. parents are now able to leave unwanted infants at other people's doors as long as they're not caught. the simply wrong ideas in this book will not allow you to put it down.

In a horrifying not too distant future, unruly teenagers can be unwound. This means that their entire bodies are taken apart and donated to other people, and they are told they get to live on in "a divided state." It won't take long for you to get on side with Connor, the young protagonist who runs from his unwinding. He meets a few other young people along the way..This very dystopic tale continues in the sequel Unwholly. Highly creepy, super exciting and just not put-downable!

Aug 15, 2011
  • LuluY rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Imagine a world where there are no doctors looking for cures-only body parts for replacements. A story told in a world where unwanted teens being given up to be chopped up to pieces to salvage their body parts is actually a good thing- and of 3 kids who managed to escape...

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Sep 30, 2014
  • westonford rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Disturbing scenes and ideas. not recommended for young children.

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Oct 22, 2014
  • Nocturnal_Midnight rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Then he falls to his knees, drops the bundle of shiny things at his feet, and, rocking back and forth, makes a desperate plea.
"Please," he says. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I didn't mean it."
"Please," he says, "Take it. I don't need it. I don't want it."
"Please," he says. "Do anything. But don't unwind me."

Sep 30, 2014
  • westonford rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"if you're asking if we have a cause, we don't, so get that out of your head."
- Cleaver
"'cause 'all the king's horses and all the kings men . . . couldn't put Humphrey together again.'"
-Hayden

“[...] every time he forces himself to think before acting, it's her voice in his head telling him to slow down. He wants to tell her, but she's always so busy in the medical jet—and you don't just go to somebody and say, "I'm a better person because you're in my head.”

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Looks are deceiving," Risa says. "After all, when I first saw you I thought you looked reasonably intelligent."

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Fight, flight, and screw up royally."

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm scared," he says.
"I know," says the nurse.
"I want you all to go to Hell."
"That's natural."

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You can't change laws without first changing human nature.'
-Nurse Greta

You can't change human nature without first changing the law.'
-Nurse Yvonne"

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"In a perfect world everything would be either black or white, right or wrong, and everyone would know the difference. But this isn't a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is."

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Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unwind (Short Film)

This is a video created by a fellow you-tuber that best represents this story. The idea might seem cruel and heartless for older readers, but the idea is in itself fascinating. Just the thought of society being this way is breathtaking. Give the book a chance, it's very amazing.

Find it at MCL

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