Unwholly

May 28, 2017

Unwind #2. Author: Neal Shusterman.

Summary:

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.
(Published summary)

Content Review:

Sexual Content: “Dad’s late nights at the office aren’t really at the office. They’re with Nancy.” // “I would love to be your first. You can do that, right? I mean… you’re complete, right?” “More then complete. In fact, I have three.” (Yes, he’s joking).

Language: 8 d***, 6 hell, 5 scatological terms, 3 derogatory terms, and 1 a**h*le

Violence: Kid cuts cop across the face and runs. He shoots two cops – the first one was an accident (he thought the gun was loaded with tranquilizer bullets) but the second is murder. Kid falls into a pit and breaks his ankle (deliberate trap). One character punches another. Suicide bomber kills himself. One other man is killed, and two others hurt. Kids are kidnapped, tied and blindfolded.Handcuffed character breaks his own hand and wrist to escape. In a rescue-raid-gone-wrong, one kid is killed with a blow to the head that dents his skull, one man is brutally beaten up, and the house is set on fire.

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