Note: This is quite a short review, and I do apologise. This is simply because I read this a while ago, and have been too busy to post. I just wanted to put my opinions down anyway.
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publication Date: November 6th 2007
Publisher: Simon & Shuster's Children (USA)
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Series: Unwind Trilogy #1
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.- Goodreads
This is a dystopian novel, set in a world where adults can decide to "unwind" their child before they reach 18, if they see fit. In this novel we follow three "Unwinds" as they escape the future their parents/guardians had planned for them.
I really liked the idea for this novel as I thought it was a unique dystopian plot, that I had never read anything like before. Also lots of people have been raving about this novel, and its sequel on Goodreads, so I thought it was about time I checked it out.
I enjoyed this novel, I thought it was interesting, and action packed, which meant I didn't really have any problem picking it back up. I don't know what it was, but there was something that stopped me from giving it a 5/5, and I can't really put my finger on it, but the spark just wasn't there.
The characters were fine, diverse enough, but still relatable. They had flaws, so they weren't superheroes, and the "villains" were good too.
The writing style was ok, although I cant really remember that much about it, I know it was fine, and it kept me interested.
Overall I would recommend this novel, but I am glad I picked it up from the library, as I'm not sure it's one I would have spent money on.