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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 thir...

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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 serious moral issues in a way that will keep readers turning the pages to see if Connor, Risa, and Lev avoid meeting their untimely ends.

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ISBN 9781416912057
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Format Paperback
Pages 335
Publisher Date 2009-06-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Copyright Year 2009
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.7 lb
Language English
Series Name Unwind Dystology
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience Young adult
Authors Shusterman, Neal

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  • Dark & brilliant

    Best young adult fiction I've read. Dark, inventive, compelling and constantly surprising. Definitely for the more mature teenage reader, or adult reader interested in a young adult fiction.

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