Author: Neil Shusterman
Date of Publication: November 6th, 2017
Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.
The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.
Right off the bat this book is action packed! Connor discovers his parents are going to have him unwound, and he runs away. There are three main perspectives in this book which are Connor, Risa, and Lev, but there are others woven in that connects very well to the plot.
This book is one of the creepiest dystopian books I have ever read. Maybe it is because of the fact that they harvest organs from children just makes it a hundred times worse.
I actually loved all the characters. I wanted to hate Lev at first, but his thoughts were just so good and interesting. Then the fact that he was born to pretty much sacrifice himself and being brainwashed from an early age had me feel bad for the little guy.
I had never heard of this series before for some reason, so I was pleasantly surprised by how good and scary this world was.
Have you read this series?