UnSouled-Neal Shusterman

Billy Vodak

What is the main conflict in the book?

The main conflict in the book is unwinding, unwinding happens when a parent doesn't want their child, or they don't like how they act so, they sign a paper to the government saying they can be "unwound". The child gets taken to a camp where they wait to go to the "Chop shop" to get taken apart so their own body parts can be used for other people. But, the parents have to sign the papers before the child turns 17, and after the age 13. Other wise they cannot be unwound.

Which character can you most closely relate to?

I can relate to Lev the most because Lev wants to be a better person and tries to do great things for his friends and other people in the book. Similar to what I try to do every day.

If I could ask the author of the book 5 questions they would be...

I would ask him:

  • Where did you get the idea of "Unwinding"?
  • When did you realize you wanted to become an author?
  • Why did you decide to write a lot of young adult or "teen" books?
  • Where do you get the ideas for your books?
  • Where is your favorite place to go and get ideas?


"The Angel and the Devil are on your shoulders, Risa. I hope you know which is which."

Recommend this book?

I would recommend this book to a friend, or family member, who likes action and adventure type books because, in this book, the characters travel around in a futuristic America, finding places to hide from the juvenile authority so that they can live to become 17, so they can't be unwound. Over all, its a great book that I really enjoyed reading, and I'm planing to read the last book of the Unwind Dystology.