UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
What an amazing surprise that Shusterman decided to write a sequel to Unwind five years after so many readers became mesmerized by his story. This book picks up at the Graveyard (of old airplanes) after Conner, Risa and Lev led the rebellion that destroyed the Happy Jack Harvest Camp. Thanks to this newsworthy incident, the public has had to look at the moral issues behind Unwinding, instead of just ignoring it as something that happens to “other people’s kids.” The readers discover that the whole unwinding business has become “Big Business” and extremely profitable for certain large corporations, making the controversy much more complex than the teenagers originally thought. In addition to the continued battle to keep the unwinds safe until they are seventeen and exempt from unwinding, one of the huge corporations called Proactive Citizenry has created a boy named Cam from ALL unwound parts. They say he is the Perfect Human, but Cam can’t help wondering about his own self-identity despite the constant surveillance by the company in the form of his handler named Roberta.
There are lots more twists and turns, but I’ll let readers enjoy discovering them for themselves. I rate this book 10 out of 10, and recommend it to fans of Unwind, science fiction and dystopia fans, and anyone looking for an fast, enthralling book.
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