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Unwind

(2007)
(The first book in the Unwind Dystology series)
A novel by

 
 
In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called "unwinding." Unwinding ensures that the child's life doesn't 'technically' end by transplanting all the organs in the child's body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound.

With breath-taking suspense, this book follows three teens who all become runaway Unwinds: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents' tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Shusterman examines serious moral issues in a way that will keep readers turning the pages to see if Connor, Risa, and Lev avoid meeting their untimely ends.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

June 2009 : Hardback
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Title: [Unwind] [Author: Shusterman, Neal] [June, 2009]
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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June 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Unwind (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 0-606-10700-2 / 978-0-606-10700-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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June 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Unwind: 01 (Unwind Dystology)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-60686-904-3 / 978-1-60686-904-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unwind (1) (Unwind Dystology)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-4169-1204-5 / 978-1-4169-1204-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unwind (1) (Unwind Dystology)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-4169-1205-3 / 978-1-4169-1205-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unwind (Unwind Dystology 1)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 0-85707-997-2 / 978-0-85707-997-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unwind
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-84738-231-2 / 978-1-84738-231-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
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Audio Editions

October 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Unwind (The Unwind Dystology Series)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-79710-824-7 / 978-1-79710-824-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Unwind: Unwind Dystology, Book 1
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Unwind
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-4915-7740-1 / 978-1-4915-7740-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unwind (Unwind Dystology)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-4233-7308-1 / 978-1-4233-7308-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unwind
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-4233-7307-3 / 978-1-4233-7307-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Unwind
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-4233-7309-X / 978-1-4233-7309-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Unwind (Unwind Dystology)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
ISBN: 1-4233-7310-3 / 978-1-4233-7310-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Unwind
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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August 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unwind (Unwind Dystology Book 1)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Unwind (Unwind Dystology Book 1)
Author(s): Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA