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...
ITEM#: 11901576In 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.
|Genre||JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction|
|Genre Detail||Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14|
|Publisher Date||2009-06-02 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Unit weight||0.7 lb|
|Series Name||Unwind Dystology|
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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.Read More
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