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.
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!
|April 2012 Read of the Month|