May 9, 2017

Unwind #4. Author: Neal Shusterman.


Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.

But more trouble is brewing. Starkey’s group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they’ll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad—which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.(Goodreads summary)

Content Review:

Sexual Content: Girl/boy sleep together (in the innocent way) but after a brief non-explicit conversation in which they decide not to have sex. / “Whatever he wants, he knows she will oblige… but the fact that he can have it so easily makes it so much less desirable.” / Some kissing. / Character ‘rewards’ one of his lackeys with a girl (talks her into joining him)./ Mention of three impregnated teenage girls. / One fade-to-black scene that may have led to sexual intercourse? It’s non-explicit enough that I’m not actually sure.

Language: 9 hell, 7 d***, 4 derogatory terms, 3 scatological terms

Violence: One character shoots another in the knee. Man jumps off a bridge, but miscalculates and is killed on the rocks. Teen army blows up an entire camp. One very odd/rather disturbing scene with four men that have been trapped in giant flower-pots by one (villainous) character and treated as plants. Prisoner given rope hangs himself. Older character breaks her hip – later another character uses it as a form of torture against her.

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