June’s Book Club – Book of the Month!

There’s still time to sign up for Teen. Book. Club., and read the book of the month, Unwind, by Neal Shusterman. We meet Saturday, June 30th @12noon in the computer lab on floor C2 in the Main Branch of the Tacoma Public Library. Unwind is an engaging and though-provoking read. I guarantee that you’ll be sucked into this dystopian thriller after the first few chapters.

Check out the popular fan created book trailer here:


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. (goodreads.com)

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3 Responses to June’s Book Club – Book of the Month!

  1. Anna says:

    I honestly thought the way Unwind ended was a lot better than my expectations. I’m not going to give away spoilers but Ronalds exit was probably one of the things that affected me most in the book. I know there won’t be a sequel (as it seems to close it off well) but if there is I would really like to read it considering the effect Cy-Fi and the regards of the clappers.

  2. Kelly says:

    I loved the book because it really relates to some of the controversial issues that are going on presently like pro-life and things like Stem Cell Research. My class was talking about it a week before I got the book and it put a creepy spin on what Stem Cell research or an alternative to it could be.

  3. Interesting thoughts, ladies! @Anna – there actually is a sequel, UNWHOLLY, that will be out August 28th. I met Neal Shusterman at a library conference last weekend, and his publicist was giving away signed copies! I waited in line, but alas, they ran out before it was my turn. 😦

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