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Unwind by Neal Schusterman

The novel I checked out, Unwind, was an amazing and fun story to read.  The cover of the story sends the message: “Pick me up and find out about the mysteries inside!” The cover was well done and it definitely will appeal to the eye of any mystery reader.  I had expected the story to be just a normal type of book with nothing too fancy, but was I wrong!  This story gave good first person perspectives of all three characters showing their traits, likes, dislikes, plans and personal values.  The story gave a good amount of twists, which you could never guess what may happen next.  This story also has a good use of vocabulary which is easily understandable.

This book is basically in the perspectives of three teenagers that are trying to run away from being “unwound,” which is the process of removing limb from limb of the unwanted teenagers in order to use the parts for people that may have disabled limbs.  This shows Connor, Risa and Lev’s long perilous journey across the United States from the east coast to the west.  They must try and survive until they are 18 and can legally be safe.  Yet, 18 seems so far and the road ahead is not going to be easy.

I would have to say that this book is perfect for anyone; it’s that great of a book!  Personally I would give this book a 5 star rating out of 5 because it really caught my attention of what the writer was trying to show here. I think he was trying to show how insane abortions now-a-days are and how the practice should be abandoned.  The book also made me laugh, which is good to see a book be serious and yet funny at the same time.  It also made me cry because of how the book transpired.  Were they tears of joy? Were they tears of sadness? You will have to figure out yourself!  Go check out this book!

~Sean G., Class of ’11

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March 5, 2010 - Posted by | Book recommendation | , ,

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