Friday, April 9, 2010
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Connor gets into too many fights. His parents are planning a vacation to the Bahamas while he is getting unwound. Risa isn't good enough. She lives in a State Home. New babies are coming in, and if you aren't good enough, you get unwound. Lev is a tithe. In his religion, God is given ten percent of all a person possesses. Lev is the tenth child, he is going to be unwound as a way of giving back to God. Being a "tithe" is a great honor, and Lev is proud of his status. That changes when a crazy guy grabs him and takes him on a wild trip.
With short chapters and lots of suspense, this is a book you won't want to put down.
AWARDS: Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Winner - 2010, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers - 2008