Sunday, September 23, 2012

Unwholly is brilliant. It's a wonderful addition to the long awaited installment in the Unwind trilogy. Shusterman creates a frightening and realistic world. The characters are unforgettable and the plot is superb. There are many bone chilling twists and turns.

There is a modern twist on the Frankenstein theme and all the character's have their own stories. The stories are told in alternating points of view --- it flows seamlessly. Shusterman manages to give each character their own voice, which is difficult to do, when there are so many of them.

There a new character's, new plots and the writing is so powerful that you can't help but to love this book more than the first one and let me tell you, Unwind haunts you long after you finish reading it. This book does not fall into the "sophomore slump".

I simply can't wait for the next installment. I just hope it doesn't take another six years.

Grade: A+

*** You absolutely must read, Unwind before reading this book. It does not stand alone or  you will be lost.

Overview (B&N):
Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.
Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.

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