Alexa’s Reading Recommendations List:
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Here’s the Summary:
"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 trouble maker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev’s unwinding has been planned since 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.”
HOLY EFFING S***. I just finished this book today and I am in love. This book was fantastic and I never wanted to put it down. I spent so much time reading it and questioning my own opinions on life. After running home and searching it on Google I was happy to see a movie is already being planned. The whole time I read it I was thinking, “This needs to be a movie! The world has to know about this book!” (And after checking the website, apparently head-shots will be allowed to be sent in with recommendations to a email if people want a chance! I WANT TO BE RISA SO BADLY NOW!)
It was like The Hunger Games meets science to me. The funny thing it, like THG, I can see this becoming a possible future for the world.
I give this a 10/10. Once you finish it you love it. However, some spots are confusing and I found myself wondering if Shusterman was going to explain half of the terms. By the end of the book I finally understood them all. Fantastic read! Just know that the end really answers the questions.
"In a perfect world everything would either be black or white, right or wrong, and everyone would know the difference. But this isn’t a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is."