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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, dystopia, young-adult, sci-fi, futuristic, yes-yes-yes

Finished my re-read! It's been eight years since I read this book for the first time (damn, that makes me feel old). In my original review, I stated that this story would "haunt me forever," and I was definitely right about that. Even after all these years, there were a lot of scenes that I still remembered vividly. But there were also many details I'd forgotten. And there were also a lot of powerful themes that I think went over my head when I was younger, so I'm glad I decided to re-read it.

Also, while I read and enjoyed the second book, I never got around to reading the third and fourth books in the series––so I'm hoping to do that once I re-read the first two books.

New review coming soon! Old review under the cut.

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Quotes Brigid ✩ Liked

Neal Shusterman
“Stupid dreams. Even the good ones are bad, because they remind you how poorly reality measures up.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

Neal Shusterman
“Sure, I can talk like you, but I choose not to, It's like an art, you know? Picasso had to prove to the world he could paint the right way, before he goes putting both eyes on the side of a face... See if you paint wrong because that's the best you can do, you just a chump. But you do it because you want to? Then you're an artist...You can take that to the grave and dig it up when you need it.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

Neal Shusterman
“...One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have-people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind


Reading Progress

June 3, 2008 – Shelved
January 28, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
December 6, 2012 – Shelved as: dystopia
January 22, 2013 – Shelved as: young-adult
May 13, 2013 – Shelved as: sci-fi
May 13, 2013 – Shelved as: futuristic
August 20, 2013 – Shelved as: yes-yes-yes
February 22, 2016 – Started Reading
February 26, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Leto Sequel!


Brigid ✩ What about it? I've read it. :)


Leto Another one!


Brigid ✩ Do you mean the third one?


Leto It's coming out...soon, right?


Brigid ✩ It's not coming out until November, so ... still a few months to go. But I guess it's kind of soon. ;)


Leto Try reading Scorpion Shards. They're an earlier Shusterman work, but they just got new covers.


Brigid ✩ I hadn't even heard of those ones ... Just looked them up and they sound really interesting, and the new covers are cool. I will check them out––thanks for recommending them! :)


message 9: by Donna (new)

Donna Crupi I love this review and can't wait to read this book!! Thank you!!


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Erin thanks for the review.


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