Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published November 6th 2007)
Original Title : Unwind
Edition Language :English
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.
Unwind has an amazing plot and execution but I don’t know, I was finding something that I didn’t get from the book. Maybe I was just a bit overwhelmed and overhyped so my expectation was kind of high. But nevertheless I loved the book and will definitely read the sequels immediately.
Out of Connor, Risa and Lev, I loved Risa the best. She was just so strong and smart. I also liked that the romantic angle of Connor and Risa were just minimal snippets and not full blown instalove because I would have totally lost it if it came to that.
Connor was a little bit impulsive for me, but I can sense a lot of character development will come his way.
Lev was just so amazing. He may be stupid but he is amazing. All out on everything he does, may it being a tithe or being a *spoiler* he does his best to protect everyone he cares about. Amazing naive little kid.
In conclusion, I gave this book 3 Royal Stars because I need improvement and I need it to live up to its hype.