This was the best book I’ve read (listened to) in a long time. I once again found myself speeding up in traffic at the intense parts, and staying in my car after I arrived home, just to listen to another few minutes. Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a science fiction novel set after the second Civil War. Basically the second war was about pro lifers vs. prochoicers and ultimately it was decided that you couldn’t touch a pregnancy or a child until they were 12, and at that point you could have them “unwound” in which case all of their parts are harvested and used in organ donation. In this way, they stayed “alive” just in a divided state. How’s that for gruesome? So as children, you live in fear that if you don’t act right your parents will unwind you! Basically killing you but technically keeping you alive.
It’s a dark and twisty plot by far, but so riveting. Once again I had to watch myself in traffic because I would get so into the story I would accelerate during the suspenseful moments. I loved this book and I highly recommend reading or listening to the audio version. I won’t say more because that’s the beauty of this book. I knew absolutely nothing about it when I checked it out. I’m just glad we live in a world right now where Unwinding doesn’t occur. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!