By: Neal Shusterman
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After a near war between differing pro-choice and pro-life opinions, a law was made to appease both sides: the law stated that between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, parents have the option to have their child “unwound,” or their body dismembered and parts donated, in the agreement that the child won’t technically die. As three unwind fugitives flee and end up together, the worth of a life is debated.
Neal Shusterman explores serious political topics in a fast-paced, young adult dystopian thriller. Unwind should be okay for teens to read, though the main plot idea is more than a little unsettling.
• Attempted rape
• A disturbing scene in which a teen is unwound
• Some kissing
• Minor profanity
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