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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
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Sep 10, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: science_fiction
Read in July, 2008

Very cool book about a society (ours, possibly, in the future) where as a result of a war over abortion rights, there are no abortions anymore--oh no, instead, parents of children can choose to have their child "unwound" by age 13 if they no longer can control their behavior or there's something about them they don't like. This means that they are put under anethesia, and their body parts are harvested to be implanted in other people--organ transplants, arms, hands, legs, everything, including their BRAIN! (which still thinks they're alive, even when it's in someone else's body) Very scary. Three main characters are slated to become "unwinds", and for different reasons they're on the run. Their fates are intertwined as they get shuttled along an Underground Railroad of sorts for Unwinds who try to avoid getting unwound. Lots of action and suspense and a good thought-provoking scifi story.

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