Unwind by Neal Shusterman (2007) is a story of three kids seeking to understand the meaning of life. In future America, following the Heartland War, the Bill of Life is passed. This bill states that abortion is illegal, and that human life may not be touched until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, a parent can have their child unwound, meaning that they are killed and their body parts are used to help others live, or to provide parts for people that do not have them (Shusterman p. 1). Connor, Risa, and Lev are set to be unwound. This story follows the three characters as they seek to figure out why they would be killed.
By: Neal Shusterman