Unwind by Neal Shusterman (review by Nikita R. ’16)

Unwind (Unwind, #1)Unwind by Neal Shusterman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imagine a world where teenagers are at a constant risk to be “unwound,” or have their body parts harvested to be donated later, by their parents. This sociological dystopia can be viewed in Neal Shusterman’s novel Unwind, a must-read. Poignant and illustrative, the story not only fully draws the readers into a grippingly heart-rending world but also raises questions about many current societal controversies, for instance abortion. Told from the viewpoints of three different desperate teenagers, Unwind is an engaging tale about a fight to survive while questioning existence itself. The first book in the Unwind Trilogy, Unwind is especially recommended for readers who appreciate powerful, complex characters, but will be relished by people of any age. – Nikita R. ’16

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  1. Another reason that Unwind is so resonant and memorable is that is touches on many of today's most controversial topics: race, religion, homosexuality, and especially abortion are brought to light in this futuristic, yet oddly current science-fiction dystopia. Shusterman has once again proven himself adept at creating new, realistic worlds, and although some of the scenes from this novel will haunt me for a long time, I am certainly looking forward to Unwholly, its successor.


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