Unwind

Unwind

by Neal Shusterman

Hardback Publication Date: 02/06/2009

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The first twisted and futuristic novel in the perennially popular "New York Times "bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.
In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called "unwinding." Unwinding ensures that the child's life doesn t technically end by transplanting all the organs in the child's body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound.
With breathtaking suspense, this book follows three teens who all become runaway Unwinds: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Shusterman examines complex moral issues that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end."
ISBN:
9781606869048
9781606869048
Category:
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-06-2009
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
335
Dimensions (mm):
208x137x30mm
Weight:
0.39kg
Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author whose books include the New York Times bestselling Unwind series and Challenger Deep, which won a National Book Award. He also writes screenplays for film and television, for shows such as Goosebumps and Animorphs. He lives in Southern California with his four children.

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