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2015 Reading Challenge

For the duration of the year, I’ve participated in Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. Granted, I did not manage the goal of fifty books and I read fewer books than I did last year (partly because of my major reading slump). However, I still managed to check off a lot of boxes!

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Review: Unwind

cvr9780857079978_9780857079978_hrTitle: Unwind (Unwind Dystology #1)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books
Release Date: November 6th 2007
Pages: 335
Genre(s)Young Adult, Dystopia
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

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.

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 sent 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?