Unwind by Neil Shusterman ~ A Review

Unwind  4.5 Stars



This is one book that will stay with me for a long time.  Great ethical brain-scratching how sick can a society get plot. Right up there with A Handmaid’s Tale dystopia read. A disturbing but fascinating read.

I’m was very surprised that this is aimed and marketed as Young Adult because there are some very heavy issues discussed.   Bravo and Kudos for starting the discussion early.

The plot of this book is that abortion is illegal; all children are born and wanted, but a parent can decide when their child is between the ages of 13-18 to unwind them.

Imagine being alive for 13 years and then being “unwound” (sacrificed/killed) because you are not up to society’s standards or you are brought into existence knowing that your parents have made the decision to have you “unwound” later in life as an ultimate sacrifice to help society, through the donation of your organs.

Pro-choice vs. Pro-life has come to a compromise.

I may actually up this to 5 stars once my head and heart has some distance from this book.

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One thought on “Unwind by Neil Shusterman ~ A Review

  1. I’ve heard great things about this book. I think it’s time to add it to my list.

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