UNWIND Series reading information (Neal Shusterman)

 In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called "unwinding." Unwinding ensures that the child's life doesn’t “technically” end by transplanting all the organs in the child's body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound. 

Set in the near future, Neal Shusterman explores a world if which the transplant organ trade is essentially 'wide open' and abortion is legal, but delayed.

If those two concepts were not horrific enough, Shusterman manages to make them sound entirely possible. 

Fans of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series should definitely check this out.  But know, that unlike the Uglies, this series has less 'bubbly' and more horror. 

*Adult Worthy~
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bookcover of UNWIND (Unwind #1) by Neal ShustermanUNWIND
by Neal Shusterman

4.22 avg rating — 65,370 ratings

**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** SchoolLibraryJournal

UNWIND is an rivoting, fast paced story that develops through the eyes of Connor, Risa, and Lev.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 95,297
Page Count: 352
Accelerated Reading level: 5.0 / points: 14.0
AR quiz: 120008
Lexile: 740L
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UNSTRUNG  (short e-story)
(Unwind, #1.5)
 3.80 avg rating — 1,740 ratings

From 'tithe' to clapper:  this story reveals what happened to Lev between the time he left CyFi, until he showed up at the Graveyard..

Page Count: 92
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bookcover of UNWHOLLY (Unwind #2) by Neal ShustermanUNWHOLLY
(Unwind, #2)

4.29 avg rating — 11,481 ratings

As Kirkus Reviews says --"A breathless, unsettling read."

Connor and Risa drift apart, as Lev strives to give his life meaning by ministering to other jailed youths.  Starkey wants to become the new Graveyard leader, and Cam is groomed for leadership by an mysterious group that is going to take advantage of his having been completely made from the parts of dozens of unwound teens.

Word Count: 116,298
Page Count: 416
Accelerated Reader: 5.8 / points: 18.0
AR quiz: 154002
Lexile: 860L
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bookcover of UNSOULED (Unwind #3) by Neal ShustermanUNSOULED
(Unwind, #3)

4.25 avg rating — 944 ratings

The Graveyard is destroyed and now Connor and Lev are on the run, searching for a mysterious woman who the government and all who support unwinding are frightened of.  

Cam struggles without Risa and plots to take down the organization that created him to prove to her how much he cares.

Page Count: 416
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