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April 2012 Read of the Month

For my April 2012 Read of the Month I am going to stick with some young adult fiction.  I just ordered Unwind by Neal Shusterman for the Carlson Library.  When I made my initial evaluation of the book I knew it would be a title I would want to read immediately when it arrived in my office.  With Spring Break just around the corner, it is a perfect time for me to enjoy a new book.

April 2012 Read of the Month
This novel picks up after the Second American Civil War.  The war was fought over abortion rights.  After the fictitious war, abortion becomes illegal, however in a cruel strange twist, parents have the option to have their children "unwound" between the ages of 13 - 17.  What does being "unwound" mean?   Simple, children are sent off to have their organs harvested for donation, so technically the children are still alive; life is preserved (if you say so.....).  The novel follows three teen characters trying to avoid being "unwound."  I realize it sounds like such a creepy topic, which is probably why it caught my eye.  I look forward to starting tomorrow with a review later this month.  Happy Reading!


  1. I read it last year when I was on a dystopian kick. It's pretty meh. Not nearly as good as the Hunger Games. Even "Life as we Knew It" grew on me. It's a fast read, but not the best. Hope you got it from the library and didn't buy :)

  2. Thanks Michelle, it is actually out of my school library. It is a fast read. Having a hard time keeping all of these characters straight (beyond the main three). I do like how the chapters are set up by character.


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