UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
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Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.

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.
 

About Neal Shusterman

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Neal Shusterman, New York Times bestselling author, has written more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including Full Tilt, The Skinjacker Trilogy (Everlost, Everwild, and Everfound), Unwind, UnWholly, Bruiser, and The Schwa Was Here, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction. Several of his books are now in development as feature films. Neal lives in Southern California when he’s not travelling the globe, and can be found online at Storyman.com.
 
Published August 28, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 417 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Shusterman mercifully supplies a Q&A at the front of this sequel to help readers fill in details from Book 1 in the trilogy.

Jun 20 2012 | Read Full Review of UnWholly (Unwind)

The Bookbag

Unwind had a profound effect on me - as the best books for children do - it was exciting, touching, shocking and, above all, fearless.

Oct 06 2012 | Read Full Review of UnWholly (Unwind)

Common Sense Media

UNWHOLLY takes place in the aftermath of the revolt at the Happy Jack Harvest Camp and follows the further exploits of three of its chief instigators, Connor, Risa, and Lev, introduced in Unwind.

Aug 28 2012 | Read Full Review of UnWholly (Unwind)

Project MUSE

While Connor attempts to run the resistance movement (no easy task when it's mostly made up of rescued delinquents), Risa is captured and forced to become a friend for Cam, a prototypical "composite human" made from the harvested parts of ninety-nine different Unwinds and the harbinger of what un...

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The Trades

Lest there be any doubt, Shusterman has not only topped Unwind, he has expanded this particularly grisly, cruel, and far-too-believable universe, adding additional layers of complexity to characters we thought we knew so well, and brought to the fore some characters we barely knew at all -- not t...

Oct 02 2012 | Read Full Review of UnWholly (Unwind)

Your Entertainment Corner

While the abortion debate is put on the backburner and the focus lies solely on the AWOL unwinds (runaway teens trying to escape their fate of being retroactively aborted) and what they do from here on out, the mystery to why unwinding began is solved.

Nov 08 2012 | Read Full Review of UnWholly (Unwind)

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