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G08: L&L Unwind Novel Study: Unwind
Literature as an exploration of rights, justice, fairness and civic responsibility
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs - and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Other books in the series:
UnWholly by Neal ShustermanIt's finally here. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Unwind, which Publishers Weekly called a "gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller." Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa--and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp--people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished. Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam's fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he'll have to question humanity itself. Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends--and what it means to live.
Call Number: F SHU (UN02)
Publication Date: 2012
UnSouled by Neal ShustermanTeens fight for their humanity in this thrilling third book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they're not just running away from something. This time, they're running towards answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to ending the unwinding process forever. Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. He knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human. With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, their paths will converge explosively--and everyone will be changed. Neal Shusterman continues the adventure that VOYA called "poignant, compelling, and ultimately terrifying."
Call Number: F SHU (UN03)
Publication Date: 2014
UnDivided by Neal ShustermanTeens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman that Horn Book Magazine calls "ambitious, insightful, and devastating--a fitting conclusion to a provocative series." Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future. But more trouble is brewing. Starkey's group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they'll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad--which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future. "Everything culminates in an action-packed, heart-wrenching conclusion guaranteed to chill readers to the bone" (Kirkus Reviews).
From being born to the young age of thirteen you are protected but between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, you can be unwound. A process where 97% of your body is donated and is given to the sick and injured.