Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: Unwind

Have you grown tired of your teens? Are they always getting in school fights, or failing to merit an A+ in art class? Well, in Unwind abortion is legal for born babies up to the age of 18. 

Connor, Risa, and Levi met on a bus that was taking them to their death sentence. Connor's parents just couldn't handle his troubled attitude, and Risa, an orphan who lost the monetary support of the orphanage, were sentenced to execution with the promise that their organs will go to the needy. Unlike the others, Levi is a tithe. His parents condemned him from birth and he is sent to fulfill a religious belief. As they manage to escape, the teens will need to hide from the authorities, but also learn to get past the hurt of abandonment. 

Neal Shusterman digs deep with this story. The age of consent is unconsciously analyzed in so many ways, I could write a thesis after reading this book. At what age do humans reach the maturity level to make decisions about their own bodies? And if we dig even deeper, does part of the soul remain with the transplant organ? 

All in all, a disturbingly appealing read. 

Did You Know: Most states allow teens to consent donating their organs at the age of 13 and yet their parents can decide otherwise until they turn 18. 


  1. This book sounds interesting. I got it from the library a few days ago and it's sitting on my desk waiting for me to finish my current read.

    1. Hope you like it!! I enjoy books that keep me up at night :D