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andlt;bigandgt;In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" themandlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed — but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In andlt;iandgt;Unwindandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Boston Globe/Horn Bookandlt;/iandgt; Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life — not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.

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Debut author Teri Terry has written a brilliantly compelling, original and thought-provoking novel about an uncomfortably plausible future.

Kyla has been Slated—her memory and personality erased as punishment for committing a crime she cant remember. The government has taught her how to walk and talk again, given her a new identity and a new family, and told her to be grateful for this second chance that she doesnt deserve. Its also her last chance—because theyll be watching to make sure she plays by their rules.

As Kyla adjusts to her new life, shes plagued by fear. Who is she, really? And if only criminals are slated, why are so many innocent people disappearing? Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. She knows a dangerous game is being played with her life, and she cant let anyone see her make the wrong move . . . but who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?

 

Synopsis:

In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed — but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life — not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.

About the Author

Neal Shusterman is the author of many novels for young adults, including Unwind, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers; The Skinjacker Trilogy; and Downsiders, which was nominated for twelve state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs and Goosebumps. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California. Visit him at StoryMan.com.

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Loubzz, June 9, 2009 (view all comments by Loubzz)
Amazingly good book - couldn't put it down! Quite hard to write an essay on I am finding "/ lol xxx
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416912040
Author:
Shusterman, Neal
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Author:
Terry, Teri
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fugitives from justice
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
series; abortion; dystopian; government; death; dying; unwind; religion; soul; science fiction; thriller; organ donation; prosthetics; orthopedic; feral; dysfuntional family; birth control; runaway; AWOL; Akron; Ohio; tithe; controversial
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Unwind Dystology
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
13-12

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Product details 352 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416912040 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

Debut author Teri Terry has written a brilliantly compelling, original and thought-provoking novel about an uncomfortably plausible future.

Kyla has been Slated—her memory and personality erased as punishment for committing a crime she cant remember. The government has taught her how to walk and talk again, given her a new identity and a new family, and told her to be grateful for this second chance that she doesnt deserve. Its also her last chance—because theyll be watching to make sure she plays by their rules.

As Kyla adjusts to her new life, shes plagued by fear. Who is she, really? And if only criminals are slated, why are so many innocent people disappearing? Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. She knows a dangerous game is being played with her life, and she cant let anyone see her make the wrong move . . . but who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?

 

"Synopsis" by , In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed — but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life — not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.

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