Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Reading Recommendation

by Neal Shusterman

Set in a future America, this book takes place after the second civil war of the United States has ended with the unthinkable. In order to satisfy the pro-life and pro-choice camps, abortion has been banned, instead parents can choose to "unwind" their children between the ages of 13 and 18. "Unwinding" is a surgical process that takes every part of the teen and donates it to others (generally the highest bidders). The process will terminate the teen while at the same time they are still alive only in a separated state. While an improbable premise, this story which follows three teens being unwound for three different reasons and their fight to keep themselves together, will keep readers glued to the pages. A teen dystopian book with a far creepier vision than most.

If you like it, try:

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

The children of men by PD James

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

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