Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Science Fiction
Age Range: 12 and up
Reader’s Annotation: Just imagine: if you really annoy your parents they can have you unwound, retroactively aborted without any consequences and you have absolutely no recourse.
Summary: Imagine a world where parents can get really sick of their teenagers, decide they’re not right for their family and have them unwound; essentially harvested for organs. Now imagine that this is real. In Shusterman’s Unwind parents are within their rights to have willful, angst-y and just plain annoying teens unwound without any repercussions. When three teens scheduled to be unwound meet they begin to challenge the system, and the world, that can end their lives so easily. All they have to do is stay alive until they’re 18 and they’re free. Shusterman's novels always present reality in another light, and this is certainly one that does so well. Readers will find themselves alternately entranced and disgusted by the possibilities that Shusterman presents. For science fiction fans and those searching for a different reality.