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A Sequel That Won't Disappoint

A Sequel That Won't Disappoint

Neal Shusterman
Friday, Sep 21, 2012

One of my favorite books of all time is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. The epic story takes place after a second civil war, fought over the morality and legality of abortion leads to peace through the Unwind Accords. This agreement outlaws abortion...however, from the ages of 13 to 18 any child may be unwound by their parents. Perhaps your 16 year-old son gets caught cheating at school, your 17 year-old daughter totals the car, or it just costs too much to feed your voracious 13 year-old son...You can have your child unwound for any reason. Just fill out an easy form and the Juvenile Authority will come to your house, collect your teenager and take them to a harvest camp where they will undergo a full-body organ donation. It is important to remember that unwinds feel no pain through the procedure and they are still alive at the end of it...just in the divided state...with their parts in other people's bodies. Connor has had problems with his parents lately but he never expected them to have him unwound! When he gets the opportunity, Connor runs away from the Juvenile Authority, teaming up with two other unwinds in an attempt to stay alive (and whole) until their 18th birthdays' when they will be safe from the threat of unwinding. It took five years but the second book in this promised trilogy has arrived! UnWholly continues where Unwind left off and introduces three new characters. I don't want to say too much if you haven't read the first book yet, but I will tell you that this is one sequel that won't disappoint you. Hopefully we won't have to wait as long for the last book in the trilogy!

Kate M.

Written by Kate M.

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