UnwindBook - 2007 | 1st ed.
From Library Staff
2010 winner: 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.
What if your parents and society saw you as nothing but an organ incubator, waiting for the time where they could literally pull out your guts to give them to someone else? Would you accept your short fate, or would you fight?
In this bleak future world, teenagers can have their bodies "unwound" and body parts harvested for others' use. Three teens struggle to survive in this page-turning dystopian thriller.
In a world where parents can choose to kill their unwanted teenagers for body parts, Connor, Risa, and Lev have to try and survive until their eighteenth birthdays. First book in The Unwind Dystology.
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"I was never going to amount to much anyway, but now, statistically speaking, there's a better chance that some part of me will go on to greatness somewhere in the world. I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless."
- Samson Ward
"if you're asking if we have a cause, we don't, so get that out of your head."
"'cause 'all the king's horses and all the kings men . . . couldn't put Humphrey together again.'"
“[...] 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.”
"Looks are deceiving," Risa says. "After all, when I first saw you I thought you looked reasonably intelligent."
"I'm scared," he says.
"I know," says the nurse.
"I want you all to go to Hell."
"You can't change laws without first changing human nature.'
You can't change human nature without first changing the law.'
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A dystopian Future based after a civil war, not to far away, in which beginning at the age 13 kids can be literally unwound, meaning they are taken apart, and sold for individual parts to those who need them, making it unnecessary to cure diseases, but rather to replace the infected portion of the body. a new form of terrorists known as "clappers" detonate explosives inside their blood mainly by clapping. parents are now able to leave unwanted infants at other people's doors as long as they're not caught. the simply wrong ideas in this book will not allow you to put it down.
In a horrifying not too distant future, unruly teenagers can be unwound. This means that their entire bodies are taken apart and donated to other people, and they are told they get to live on in "a divided state." It won't take long for you to get on side with Connor, the young protagonist who runs from his unwinding. He meets a few other young people along the way..This very dystopic tale continues in the sequel Unwholly. Highly creepy, super exciting and just not put-downable!
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a scene when someone is being “unwound” and they are awake during the entire process. I don’t recommend this for young children.
Other: Some disturbing parts in the book. Not recommended for young children