Review #298 Unwholly by Neal Shusterman

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Review #298 Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 7:52pm

I wasn't expecting this book to be very good, because it's the 2nd book in a trilogy, and the first was really good, but I was pleasently surprised. The story continued the first one really well.

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.

     Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popularUnwindchallenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 11:25pm

Hooray for a good sequel!

Thanks for your review. :)