Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pick of the Month - July

After looking over the list of the books I read in July - my top pick would have to go to "Unwind" by Neal Shusterman.
This haunting book will stay with you for awhile. Shusterman takes an unbelievable tale of harvesting body parts from kids and makes it realistic.
There is one chapter that you simply can not stop reading no matter how much you might try.

Summary by Goodreads: "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.
In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive."

1 comment:

  1. Ooh .. this sounds like a wonderfully weird book .. right up my alley! Thanks for the review! Heading over to Good Reads now to put it on my to-buy list!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries