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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
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Sep 23, 08


Interesting take on what a future world would be like. Shusterman answers the question what would it be like if abortion was illegal at birth but if a parent no longer wanted to have their chid, that child could be "unwound"(where a person dies when their body parts are taken for transplants) between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. Shusterman deftly handles the many sides of the abortion issue, what happens to babies that the parent didn't want but they can't take care of? Are we just the sum of our parts, or is our soul intricately entwined within all we are? The novel can be used to prompt discussions that teachers could use to showcase sides in a debate. Students would also love the "teen as outsider" angle. Well-written and thought provoking.
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