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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Book: Unwind by Neal Shusterman
"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 talented 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."
Chapter 61 was the part that really got me....the process of a teenager actually going through the process of being unwound. Chilling.
This is a stand alone book. Unusual these days of multiple sequels. Despite everything, I did like it -- had a hard time putting it down.