Unwind by Neal Schusterman

This book is CAPS LOCK AWESOMENESS! The first time I read the synopsis, I thought it would cause sheer boredom and end up wasting my time. But a lot of reviewers praised it so i decided to give it chance. I’m glad i did, because it turned out great. Yes it’s dystopian just like any other famous novels out there but what made it different is its unique plot and the engaging way it is told. I was already hooked while reading the first few chapters. The shifting point of views makes everything so exciting. I also like the characters, how they first met, how they managed to fight and survive their predicament, and how, in the end, they all got what they’ve been wishing for. The realities of life and the injustice acts and laws that they are facing during their era disturbed me so much. In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system. Who would want to sign a petition that entails their son/daughter’s death? Who would be willing to donate their son/daughter’s body parts? I guess it’s unthinkable in our time. But during dire circumstances, you’d probably think otherwise. For this, I commend Neal Schusterman. He was able to tackle a very sensitive issue yet an interesting one. Being a teenager myself, I was horrified by their doomed fates at the same time sympathized with them. I wanted them to resist, to fight, to survive, and to thwart the law that everyone thinks is right. That’s why I was satisfied with the ending. In fact, the author nailed it pretty well. I was happy with what happened to Connor, Risa and Lev. I also came to admire the admiral, I didn’t like him at first but i realized how he feels as a loving parent of an unwound. Unwind by Neal Schusterman is a great novel that has a lot to offer. It’s complete with action, romance, drama, humor, revelations and surprises. How I wish it has a sequel. It’s no doubt I’ll recommend this to my friends…

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