Title Profile & Character Information

Unwind

Annotation
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 talented 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.

Awards
2010  Sequoyah Book Award
2010  Nevada Young Reader's Award
2009-2010  Virginia Reader's Choice Awards
2009  Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
2010  Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
2009-2010  Great Lakes' Great Books Award
2011  Nutmeg Children's Book Award

Characters
NameConnor
GenderMale

NameRisa
GenderFemale
TraitOrphan

NameLev
GenderMale

GenreYoung adult fiction
Science fiction
Adventure
    --Survival
Thriller
    --Man on the run
TopicsFriendship
Orphans
Cross-country journeys
Survival
Teenagers
Organ harvesting
Runaways
Revolutionaries


Series
  Unwind series
1Unwind
2Unwholly