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Unwind Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Shusterman, Neal (Author)

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ISBN: 1416912053     ISBN-13: 9781416912057
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2009
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Annotation: In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until theireighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

In "Unwind," "Boston Globe/Horn Book" Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.

Click for more in this series: Unwind Dystology

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Death, Grief, Bereavement
- Young Adult Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Young Adult Fiction | Dystopian
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 13-17
Grade Level: 8-12
Lexile Measure: 740 HL (High-Low)
Series: Unwind Dystology
Physical Information: 1" H x 5.5" W x 8.2" (0.70 lbs) 335 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Green Mountain Book Award, Winner, Grades 9-12, 2010
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 120008
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 14.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Shusterman, Neal: - Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. Visit Neal at StoryMan.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.
 
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