11.6 {BookFlix Friday} Adam’s Student Guest Post: The UNwind series by Neal Shusterman

Today is BookFlix Friday!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.


{Eat the Book: Adam started this series and couldn’t stop. When our library didn’t have the books he needed, his mom help him get the books from other places. That’s what readers do. Now— I hope your stomach is ready for this…}

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Adam: This book is shocking. An outstanding book. This book plays on a gritty aspect. I say this because if you read the back, it only tells you a little bit of what’s happening in this new dystopian society. In the beginning, there is one part with a brutal bus crash. This will set the mood of the book. I was expecting a dark horror aspect throughout the book, but what I got was a gritty, twisting turning masterpiece. And there are three other books! I cannot wait to read the others. {ETB: He is almost finished now!} My favorite character is Lev—always back talking guards or an abductee in one case.
If you didn’t know, here’s the rundown. A civil war breaks out over medical rights. Because of this, when wounded soldiers come back to the Unwinding camps, they will Unwind a tithe so that soldier can keep moving and fighting. They actually had to change the name of the camps from unwinding centers to harvest camps. You can only be unwound from the age 13­—18. Your parents decided if they unwind you. What if your parents could Unwind YOU?
{I will need to skip a little bit of this at 3:04—3:30 and from 4:47—5:00. My stomach can’t take it.}
To be clear, you DO NOT want to be Unwound. Let’s say you’re being unwound. You are now a disrespected Tithe. You wake up In a gray room with surgeons telling you everything will be alright.  You’re dazed, searching for an exit because you’ve heard the stories. The stories of people being  picked apart, still squirming on the operating table, screaming like a dying pig. While they’re awake. This makes your skin crawl. Then you hear it, but don’t feel it. You look down to see your stomach in flaps folding over your sides. You see your heart beating steady. But once you see this it starts pumping faster, it just keeps going. Then, you see the teasers hit a nerve. You can’t blink. Yours eyes sting and water, but there is nothing worse than seeing your organs being piled onto the table
next to you.
Now tell me, would you like to be unwound, or see an unwinding? Well too bad!!
{ETB: Adam, I can’t help but point out that the section is written in 2nd Person Point of View. You put the reader in the place of the main character. Notice all they YOUs? YOU=2. Cool.}
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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 their eighteenth 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.

– See more at: http://www.storyman.com/books/unwind/#sthash.xg1ZfLdA.dpuf


2 thoughts on “11.6 {BookFlix Friday} Adam’s Student Guest Post: The UNwind series by Neal Shusterman

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