Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

6319969Unwind (Unwind Dystology #1) by Neal Shusterman

Details: Paperback, 335 pages
Publication: June 2nd 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Library
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 4 stars

Summary: Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

Review: I have heard nothing but amazing things about this series, so I had pretty high expectations going into this book. I was expecting something incredible, and somehow I was still blown away.

I read this in one sitting. Which isn’t easy for me to do these days because of my eyes, but I just pushed through. I was so into the story and I cared so much about the characters, that I just ignored my eyes and kept going. I had to know what was going to happen next. How would it end? I had to know.

I unfortunately got Unwind from the library and they didn’t have the next book, UnWholly. I hope to buy the entire series soon. I need the next book in my life right now.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Unwind and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.