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Unwind by Neal Shusterman reader ´ Hardcover Ü neal shusterman Ü Connor Risa and Lev are running for their livesThe Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights The chilling resolution Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen howevConnor Risa and Lev are running for their livesThe Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights The chilling resolution Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen Between As seen on The ReadventurerI approached rereading Unwind with trepidation I generally enjoy revisiting books in series before each new release but two reasons held me back in this case1 My original reading of Unwind left me completely horrified and I wasn't sure I would want to relive this story again my husband is still too scared to revisit it; and2 Unwind was one of the very first books I read when I had just discovered YA back in 2009 and it was also one of my very first dystopias I didn't have much to compare it to then and let's be honest I liked uite a bit of crap YA at that time Plus there have been so many dystopias published since then surely it would be very unlikely for an older novel to be better than newer ones?I shouldn't have worried Unwind proves once again that most of the best YA dystopias were published way before the current dystopian crazeWhat stood out for me the most this time is how political this novel is Reading the latest YA releases would make you think that dystopias are all about running around and snogging while hiding from the big bad government that wants to kill you for no good reason But Unwind while containing all these tropes running hiding and a bit of romance has plenty else to think about in relation to the oppressive governmentI know some readers can't uite swallow the premise of this book find it unrelatable implausible etc etc Catie can tell you all about her problems with this novel yeah the idea that people in a country would ever resolve the pro life vs pro choice conflict by abolishing abortion but allowing parents of the unwanted troublemaking teens ages 13 to 18 to have an option to unwind them into parts that are later used for transplants is a pretty crazy one Parental love and all that BUT I am not oblivious enough not to know that there are parents who sell their children into prostitution in order to have money to feed the rest of their family who throw their newborn daughters into the dumpsters because dowries are strenuous on family finances and boys are just plain better that entire nations were and are involved in genocides and scientific experiments on people adults and children that are deemed not racially desirable Nazis anyone? And don't get me started on the pro life movement members of which are preoccupied with saving lives of the not yet born but have absolute disregard for the mothers' health or the well being of those children when they are born and need monetary support for medical care or education or alternatively this forced abortion story fresh off Jezebel's presses So yes the premise is far fetched as far fetched as stories about the inhumanity of clones The House of the Scorpion Never Let Me Go women used for nothing than breeding The Handmaid's Tale or children forced to play survival games The Hunger Games are but I believe in it because I've seen things just as vile in real life And back to the politics of Unwind I get carried away so easily Besides the most obvious from the synopsis issue of pro livepro choice conflict Shusterman skillfully incorporates into his story domestic terrorism religious brainwashing and the most disturbing part the politics of transplant therapy because an opportunity for adults to have an easily available supply of young organs or hair sweetens the whole unwinding deal so nicelyI like when an author makes his young audience think about these issues without openly pushing his personal agenda especially now when these particular issues are so heated and in your face Unwind is a dynamic scary story that is carried by charismatic teen characters who are at times defiant and so easy to hate yet they prove they deserve to live just as much if not than any proper adultGlad to say I feel like I can safely continue recommending this novel And I can't wait to read about this unsettling world UnWholly evidently has a character made entirely of spare body parts Goodness I don't think I am fully recovered from Shusterman's variation of Humpty Dumpty yet

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The ages of thirteen and eighteen however parents can have their child unwound whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors so life doesn't technically end Connor is too diffic I've been asked why I keep reading young adult books when I hate some of them I hate some ways of preparing chicken too but I'll eat itThis book is a reason why I keep reading young adult It's the fried chicken of the book world There has been a war recently A war based on reproduction rightsOn one side people were murdering abortion doctors to protect the right to life while on the other side people were getting pregnant just to sell their fetal tissue And everyone was selecting their leaders not by their ability to lead but by where they stood on this single issue What that leads to is the Bill of Life The Bill of Life changes the way people live For one a woman that just gave birth can leave her newborn at your door As long as she is not caught that newborn becomes the homeowners They have no choice in the matter They have been storked Some families have been storked multiple timesThen there is the UnwindingUnwinding happens when you have a kidteen who hasn't reached the age of 18 yet They go to a harvest center and their body parts are taken and can be used as transplants in other people It keeps people living longer and rids the world of some unwanted kids These kids can be signed up for the unwinding for a multitude of reasons Connor's parents sign him up because he has a bad temper He gets in fights they just can't control him Risa gets signed up because she is a ward of the state it costs too much money to keep the kids alive that aren't really special enoughOne kid is signed up for stepping in when his stepfather is beating his mom His mom sided with the stepfather and needed him out of the picture after thatThere are also kids who are tithes They are born to be unwinded Like Lev's parents they ended up with ten kids They felt that they should give one tenth of their children for the good of manLev says Tithing's in the Bible; you're supposed to give 10 percent of everything And storking's in the Bible tooNo it isn'tMoses says Lev Moses was put in a basket in the Nile and was found by Pharaoh's daughter He was the first storked baby and look what happened to him Connor Risa and Lev all decide that they don't want to be Unwinded They escape and must hide until they turn eighteen That is when the will be exempt from the unwinding They are helped along the way by people who believe that just because something is a law it isn't necessarily rightOne 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 Well done Neal Shusterman Well done You are my fried chicken

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Unwind by Neal ShustermUlt for his parents to control Risa a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive And Lev is a tithe a child conceived and raised to be unwound Together they may have a chance to escape and to surviv Of late we've seen the YA dystopia trend grow to dizzying heights Many like to bleat that every post apocalyptic adventure published within the last year is trying to grab the success of The Hunger Games just as we've all assumed that authors of YA paranormal romance are trying to jump on the Meyer bandwagon We're being conditioned to accuse every dystopian author of being a scammer and every book before we've even read it and discovered that no it doesn't have anything to do with Collin's already derivative plot of being a loserific rip offThose who believe this stop Because I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this book is better than The Hunger GamesFirst of all; the world building is spectacular It's all related to an issue we face right now pro life vs pro choice Being a Wendy Davis fangirl this book disturbed and touched me on a very deep personal level It literally changed my life Let me elaborateSo America The so called Heartland War was fought by pro choice and pro life armies as each sought to obliterate the other What's left is a compromise dictating that human life cannot be touched before adolescence but between the ages of thirteen and eighteen a child can be unwound; a process by which the child is split apart and all organs 9944% of the body must be used are saved as transplants for donors Problem children are signed as Unwinds by parents at their wit's end while tithes are born and raised to be unwoundThe premise didn't convince me at first I couldn't buy it I couldn't buy that people would sign off their children to be cut into pieces and scattered around like car parts But that's the beauty of this book; while The Hunger Games never succeeded in convincing me this book did The farther I read the invested I became It's electric in every sense the characters the world the premise the writing The way tithes were brainwashed became frustrating just as the terribles became nauseatingly tragic Yes I'm talking about Roland a troubled boy sentenced to unwinding by his mother even after he saved her from her violent husband Written off and judged as dangerous Roland was unwound at Happy Jack harvest camp yes Happy Jack It gets sicker The best part? We have front row seats to Roland's unwinding The narrative continues and we find ourselves watching helpless as a team of doctors and nurses cut him into pieces His fear leaps off the pageOur first and main narrator is Connor a troubled boy not unlike most of the kids I've known at high school He's not particularly vicious spiteful or difficult He's just a teenage boy on a rough patch But his parents are lazy and selfish so they sign him up to be unwound Connor won't stand for it though; he finds the order and makes tracks in the middle of the nightRisa is a ward of the state Due to budget cuts I kid you not she is signed up to be unwound At her tribunal in which she's informed she'll be sent to a harvest camp she's told that she isn't smart or talented enough to be kept aliveLev is a tithe a child born and raised to be signed off as an Unwind as soon as he turns thirteen His oldest brother is vehemently against the process but his deeply religious parents have convinced Lev that being tithed is a great honor that he must follow through to the endThe collision of these three characters is the start of this never ending thrill ride that comes to a screaming stop only on the very last page The last page is eually as rewarding so never fearMy point before while I was still reading this is thus in recent YA and in general men write better heroines than women Why is this? Does this depress anyone else? Can we please start having some faith in our own gender women and stop letting male writers covet positive and proactive females? Also interestingly the romance in Unwind though light was convincing than anything I've read in YA lately It brought me to tears twice and only made me love both characters Why? I can't say Perhaps it's because it never felt like a Romatic Plot Tumor and it never felt forced There was no tightness in my chest or shimmering azure pools It was two people two desperate teenagers knowing and accepting and appreciating each other Though who else thought Connor and Risa should have had the smex? Come on people If you're going to be slaughtered in a matter of days and your loved one is right there all hot and yummy wouldn't you want to have the smex? YessirAnyway The heroine? I loved her just as much as I loved Connor You know what? Sometimes I loved her Risa is just alive so filled with personality and integrity and intelligence She's strong capable and entirely independent Her final fate along with Connor's was a little bittersweet but on the whole it fully satisfied me Like MAN did it satisfy me You know when you're really hungry and then you scarf down a massive Montana's steak with 'shrooms and tomatoes and steak sauce and big fries with salt and vinegar? That's how satisfied I was I hope y'all are hungry nowGuise my ONLY problem with this book lies in the writing To begin with I didn't like it It took a while for me to get into the style of it and the editing was suiffy as hellJust because he's to be unwound does NOT means he's an Unwind page 31Smorgas bash page 128This is a pawnshop isn't it? Missing comma page 158but Hayden isn't done done yet page 172As I said this book is beautifully written but I only came to appreciate this when I was about a uarter way in I also don't like all caps sentences in published works save it for Tumblr bbys but once I got used to it it really just stopped bothering me And sure the little blips above irritate me but there are dozens of gloriously beautiful passages within Unwind that moved me and allowed me to easily forgive Shusterman for the slip ups Third person present tense is difficult to pull off but Shusterman did And hella kudos for that broski Unwind isn't for the faint hearted It pushes a lot of very close to home uestions that might make you suirm What is the value of life? Does our society unfairly judge youth? Do we give up on troubled children too uickly? How can one profess to be pro life but then advocate killing grown humans this is an EXTREMELY relevant uestion? Is revenge ever justified? Can you justify cruel means to a kind end? How far would you go to preserve your own life? What sacrifices would you make?These uestions are never explicitly answered by Unwind and this is what makes this book such a legend It never preaches only teaches It informs but does not push opinions It poses uestions that are open to be answered by the reader not the author It is a very challenging read but an incredibly rewarding oneOn the whole? This book is absolutely excellent It's probably one of my favourite books of all time I adore it I adore the brilliant characters the electric premise the gorgeous writing and the wildly original premise It's so full of heart I admit it I cried twice I was shocked disturbed enlightened amazed It grabbed hold of me and drew me in from the first page It's highly original and basically a triumph in every sense of the wordRead it Now