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Author: Shusterman, Neal
Three teens band together in order to sway the government to repeal all rulings in support of a procedure in which unwanted teenagers are captured and are unwound into parts that can be reused for transplantation.
Unwind Dystology, Book 4
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: UG
Reading Level: 6.30
Points: 18.0 Quiz: 170957
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 5.60
Points: 25.0 Quiz: 64015
Kirkus Reviews (09/15/14)
School Library Journal (10/01/14)
The Hornbook (00/11/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 10/01/2014 Gr 9 Up—In the final book of the "Unwind Dystology," everything comes full circle. Shusterman expertly reminds readers about the characters and their current situations without distracting from the current plot. Teens gain information on all of the key players, and each well-crafted narrative moves at a refreshing pace. Connor and Risa are together again in Sonia's house, with Grace in tow. They have found a way to change people's minds about unwinding by providing other options. Lev is on the reservation but cannot contain his need to fight for what he feels is right. Cam is back with Roberta, and though they try to affect his thoughts and memories, they cannot suppress his genuine contempt for Proactive Citizenry and his creators. Starkey and his storks, on the other hand, are leading a revolt that only makes things worse for the unwinds. Characters old and new are integrated into the story line, providing insight and closure. Shusterman generates a lot of thought-provoking topics for discussion. The story is intriguing: a wonderful end to a unique and noteworthy series.—Kristyn Dorfman, The Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 09/15/2014 The battle for hearts and minds—and teenage body parts—winds to a dramatic close in this finale to Shusterman’s darkly satiric UnWind Dystology. As megalomaniac rebel Starkey ramps up attacks on “harvest camps,” where teens are sent by the ever-more-powerful Juvenile Authority to be physically “unwound,” patchwork chimera Camus discovers that he is a prototype for an army manufactured from spare parts, and former volunteer subject Lev looks for a way to spur the Arápache and other Chancefolk tribes to rebel. Meanwhile ruthlessly hunted rebels Conor, Risa, and Grace look for ways to publicize a long-suppressed technological advance that will make unwinding unnecessary. Folding in actual, chillingly relevant news stories, Shusterman expertly brings together a series of crises, betrayals, escapes, self-sacrifices, and desperate ploys, culminating in a massive march on Washington and sea changes in both government rhetoric and public opinion. A true page-turner like the previous books, this is predicated on the truth that major social change comes not from a single significant act but a confluence of smaller ones. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.