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The Resource Unwind

Unwind

Label
Unwind
Title
Unwind
Statement of responsibility
Neal Shusterman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away. In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive
Member of
Summary
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives
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Award
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), High School, 2010.
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award), 2010.
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, Teen category, 2011.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Intermediate Books, 2010.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2010.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2008
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers: Top Ten: 2008
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229325
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shusterman, Neal
Index
no index present
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740
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Unwind dystology
Series volume
0001
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  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Unwind
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9346fc39-4c78-47ae-846c-df38ae70d5dc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781416994961
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Unwind
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9346fc39-4c78-47ae-846c-df38ae70d5dc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781416994961
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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