Unwind

by Neal Shusterman

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Summary

Imagine a future in which those who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice have fought a second civil war over the sanctity of life. They end the war by compromising on a "Bill of Life" that states all pregnancies must come to term; however, parents and guardians have the right when their child is between the ages of thirteen and eighteen to abort them. The child does not die though. Each and every part of the child is kept alive; thus they are technically still alive, just in separate pieces. This process is known as "unwinding." Once the unwind order is signed, no changes can be made; even if the parent changes their mind, it is irreversible.
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About the Author

Shusterman won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for The Schwa Was Here, and most recently the book won the 2008 California Young Reader Medal. Some of his other novels include The Dark Side of Nowhere, Red Rider's Hood, What Daddy Did, The Shadow Club, The Shadow Club Rising, The Eyes of Kid Midas, and the Star Shards Chronicles trilogy: Scorpion Shards, Thief of Souls, and Shattered Sky. His novels Downsiders and Full Tilt, have each won over 20 awards. One of his more recent novels is Everlost, which he is now adapting for a feature film for Universal Studios. Shusterman's latest novels are Unwind (2007) and Antsy Does Time (2008), which is a sequel to his book The Schwa was Here. Some of his most recent releases are Everfound (2011) which is the sequel to Everwild, and is the third and final book of the Skinjacker Trilogy.,[3] and "Unwholly", the second novel in the "Unwind" series. He can be found on Facebook and Twitter as simply "nealshusterman."

Shusterman has also written for TV, including the Original Disney Channel movie Pixel Perfect, as well as episodes of Goosebumps and Animorphs