Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.
The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.
A customer of mine gave me this book, she knows my love of reading. I was unsure at first, what if it was dumb? How do i tell her? Well, two pages in and i was hooked. The idea alone was good, different and exciting. But it was the writing that did it. These were characters that felt real. it didn’t feel like a book.
I was angry at the kids being unwound. Kid doesnt get all As? Get them unwould. Wow. Who could do that! I felt their pain. They felt broken down. You can go on the run, but theres no where to really hide until your 18. Not special at anything? Well goodbye to you as well. I would have been unwound right at 13 lol. Connor was my favorite character. There was a fierceness about him that was amazing. He wasnt a bad kid, just angry. instead of trying to help him his parents sign the order to unwind. But he’s strong and brave and tries to do the right thing. Lisa, she was from a state home. While she was brave in ways she was also ignored alot in her life. Lev, well his background just angered me.
I’m so glad my customer gave me this book and i will read another by this author.
I give it 4.5/5