4 Jul 2012

Book Review #2

Title: Unwind
Unwind (Unwind, #1)Author: Neal Shusterman
Date Published: 6th November 2011
Publisher: Simon and Shuster
Age Rating: 12+
Genres: Young Adult and Distopian
Main Characters:
  • Connor
  • Lev 
  • Risa

Plot (From Goodreads):
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 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.

   One good thing about the book was the characters personalities. They were really strong, so you could really interact with them and you really wanted them to survive.

   Another goood thing was the narration. It was forever skipping between people, which helped you understand their point of view and what everyone belived. This reminded me a bit of Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson and the multiple narrators and storylines that weaved together to create one amazing story.
   I found some bits a little bit confusing, and because of this, I had to flip back a few pages sometimes, just to check what was happening. This, as far as I was concerned, was really the only thing that let this book down.
   The fact that everything slotted together was another good point. Everything was explained at the end, except what happens next to Connor, lev and Risa, which likely to be explained in the sequel, Unwholly, which comes out in August 2012.
   Overall, I thought that this was a really good boook, despite being a bit disturbing. It had a great plot and was set at a fast pace, so you never got bored. However, I found a few bits a bit confusing, which sort of ruined the story for me.

Rating out of 5:

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