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Unwind

Shusterman, Neal (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Authors: Shusterman, Neal
Statement of Responsibility: Neal Shusterman
Title: Unwind
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Subject Headings: Fugitives from justice Fiction Survival Fiction Revolutionaries Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Fugitives from justice
Survival
Revolutionaries
LCCN: 2006032689
ISBN: 1416912045
9781416912040
Branch Call Number: FIC S
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Jun 30, 2014
  • violet_dog_2497 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was good but a little confusing because each chapter was written from a different characters point of view.

Jun 27, 2014
  • Zaboomafu rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book has an interesting concept. The book consumes you until you are done and even then you want to re-read it!

Jun 03, 2014
  • Ranelle22 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Very predictable after you get over the unsettling topic of the book. I would not recommend this one.

Apr 09, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really good book, much better than I thought it would be. Disturbing concept, though.

Feb 26, 2014
  • mandi06142012 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this series! The first book drew me in with vivid detailing and accurate ideas. Although set farther into the future, I felt like I could place myself in the characters' shoes. Will always recommend this book!

Sep 05, 2013
  • dennis1219 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thriller!!!

Jul 16, 2013
  • Stiefvater rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book! Although I wasn't all to fond of reading Neal S. again (the Everlost series didn't impress me much) I was pleasantly surprised with this book. The setting was amazing, the characters really well developed and the plot was great. Although I wasn't all too fond of the ending, the second book took care of it and made it worthwhile. I really recommend this book!

Jun 25, 2013
  • sportsbookspce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow! That's the best word to describe Unwind. It's scary to imagine this book becoming reality. This book was wonderful and freaky at the same time. The journey of the characters seemed real. The part where the kid was being unwould was really intense and disturbing. Unwind was an amazing book. I hope Unwholly is just as awesome.

May 30, 2013
  • LEEFISK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

well it is an extremely good book BUT i didnt finish it so yeah :)

Feb 20, 2013
  • cynthia94066 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One of his best. A very creepy concept in a fast paced book.

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Nov 14, 2013
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Jan 08, 2013
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Jul 21, 2012
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Mar 21, 2011
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Feb 20, 2011
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Oct 27, 2010
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Aug 15, 2011
  • LuluY rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Imagine a world where there are no doctors looking for cures-only body parts for replacements. A story told in a world where unwanted teens being given up to be chopped up to pieces to salvage their body parts is actually a good thing- and of 3 kids who managed to escape...

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“[...] every time he forces himself to think before acting, it's her voice in his head telling him to slow down. He wants to tell her, but she's always so busy in the medical jet—and you don't just go to somebody and say, "I'm a better person because you're in my head.”

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Looks are deceiving," Risa says. "After all, when I first saw you I thought you looked reasonably intelligent."

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Fight, flight, and screw up royally."

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm scared," he says.
"I know," says the nurse.
"I want you all to go to Hell."
"That's natural."

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You can't change laws without first changing human nature.'
-Nurse Greta

You can't change human nature without first changing the law.'
-Nurse Yvonne"

Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"In a perfect world everything would be either black or white, right or wrong, and everyone would know the difference. But this isn't a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is."

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Jun 20, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unwind (Short Film)

This is a video created by a fellow you-tuber that best represents this story. The idea might seem cruel and heartless for older readers, but the idea is in itself fascinating. Just the thought of society being this way is breathtaking. Give the book a chance, it's very amazing.

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