◆ Unwind by Neal Shusterman
◆ Read January 2015
◆ English Edition
◆ Purchase: The Book Depository
❝ Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.Unwind is one seriously disturbing book. In a good way though! It paints a dystopian world where pro life and pro choice movements have come to a 'effective' solution to their problems: abortion is forbidden but children over the age of thirteen can be send to a harvest camp to be unwound. Their organs and body parts are given to other people, but somehow the soul remains.... How creepy is that?
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.❞