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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
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Jul 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: audio
Read from April 30 to May 10, 2012

Neal Shusterman is the Keynote Speaker for the Austin Teen Book Festival this year so I just had to listen to this one! I am a fan of his Everlost series and know how popular this one is in the library. I was not prepared for how dark and sophisticated this story would be. In short, kids between 13-18 can be unwound on their parents order. Their body parts are harvested and given to others. This story has many points of view, but the story of Lev, a tithe who always knew he would be unwound, was so intriguing to me. I was surprised that Lev's story, and others, got me thinking about all sorts of philosophical things. It takes ProLife and ProChoice to a whole new level of thinking. I can see this book discussed in a classroom with a mock debate. Totally compelling and the detailed scene of an unwinding was wicked awesome! 13+

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