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Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up -This sequel to Unwind ( S & S, ) Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Children's eBooks. UnWholly by Neal Shusterman - Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where. Click here. cover image of UnWholly. Read A Sample. UnWholly. Unwind Dystology Series, Book 2 · Unwind Dystology. by Neal Shusterman. ebook.
Now try to envision what circumstances might make you switch sides. What are some real-world examples of legitimate issues that are often manipulated for personal or political gain? Connor fails to realize until too late how he is being manipulated by Starkey. In the story, how could he have recognized that someone was manipulating him?
How can you tell when someone is trying to manipulate you? Use some examples from the book, such as NeuroWeaving, and come up with your own. Cam, a character we come to care about, is made entirely from Unwinds. Why do you think the author dramatized these various scenarios? Why did he present such a wide range of options and choices?
The Law of Unintended Consequences describes how attempts to change a complex system often backfire. In the novel, the Cap Law lowers the age of Unwinding from eighteen to seventeen. But instead of being a great victory, many characters point out the unintended negative consequences of the bill parents sign the Unwind order earlier, it makes citizens complacent, etc. What other examples are discussed in the book? What real-life examples of unintended consequences can you name?
What would you do in each of these situations? What might be the consequences of your choices, both positive and negative?
The novel ends with Connor and Lev deciding they have to find a way to change their society to end Unwinding for good. But wait. I have to wait till ! Trails of indefinitly Edit Dec 20, It's going to be a triology!!!!
Yea, yea, yea, yea!!!! Only m HOLY!!!!!!! Only more days until Unwolly comes out.
Holy Hell Weasley! A description! We've been waiting forever, but a description!!! Only Days left Edit Apr 21, How totally Neal Shusterman is that cover. It looks like a bullet was shot through his head!
So awesome. No, I'm not keeping a countdown. Unwinding is a big business. The setbacks of the destruction of the Happy Jack Harvest Camp, the clapper who wouldn't clap, and subsequent law changes have led to a new ad campaign in favor of unwinding and encouraging adults to sell their bodies to unwinding to care for their families.
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It also led to something more unique and unusual than anyone would fathom a rewound teenager. Camus Camprix or Cam for short was created using all the best parts of unwound teens for unknown reasons by the corpor Unwinding is a big business. Camus Camprix or Cam for short was created using all the best parts of unwound teens for unknown reasons by the corporate entities that hold sway over the Juvenile Authority. I wasn't sure quite what to expect with UnWholly since in many ways Unwind felt complete as they clearly expressed their message in a hard to ignore story.
UnWholly expands the world and story in ways I hadn't truly considered. The law stopping unwinding at 17 has only fueled the need for parts and the black market doesn't care where they came from.
Connor and Risa are constantly worried about the Juvenile Authority since they are fully aware of The Graveyard. Camus Comprix is equally disturbing because it's hard to understand why he was made in the first place other than him being a walking advertisement for what unwinding can do for a person.
I think the most frightening aspect to me is that the Parts Pirates and Black Market aren't as scary as the Juvenile Authority as a whole. Terrible random illegal things happen in our world, but the idea that the government itself endorses surgically dismembering teens is still far more frightening because these teens don't know who they can trust or if they can trust anyone. The overall storyline is still one that grips my heart hard because it's unfortunately a bit too realistic.
It's sad to see that those in authority don't realize they've created the teenage threat they're dealing with.
If the only choice is to steal or be dismembered most would steal. If the choice is to kill or be dismembered many would kill. Unwinding is all well or good until someone's loved one is the one being unwound or a person themselves is facing it. I'm sure few of the teens thought much about unwinding until the juvey-cops knocked on the door asking for them by name. UnWholly is an emotional tale I can't quite capture with words, but I'll end this with a quote from the book: We are not just parts!
We are whole human beings — and history will look back on these times in shame! View all 8 comments. Nov 30, Stacia the club rated it really liked it Shelves: Imagine a world where body part harvesting is not taboo, but commonplace. Imagine someone else getting to make the decision for you to give your body parts to someone else. Imagine walking around and seeing people on the street who are proudly sporting new limbs, eyes, and other various body parts.
Would you want to live in that world? I sure as hell wouldn't. But it sure makes for damn good reading material, as long as you take care not to think too hard about how it's virtually impossible for Imagine a world where body part harvesting is not taboo, but commonplace.
But it sure makes for damn good reading material, as long as you take care not to think too hard about how it's virtually impossible for some of these scenarios to happen scientifically, at least.
You never really know how screwed up the government is going to get. Installment two of the Unwind series brought back the same beloved characters from book 1, but also threw in a couple of surprising new characters - one being a boy who was made entirely of recycled body parts. Of course, now I'm dealing with new questions in my head. Does he have his own personal soul and individual thoughts, or is he only an eclectic mix of all of the other minds and bodies combined?
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Things that make you go hmmm View all 4 comments. Nov 13, Maria V. Snyder rated it it was amazing. This book made me worry! I worried about the main characters, because there were sections from the antagonists' POV and they showed what they were thinking and plotting. Then there's Cam, created from hundreds of unwinds - super creepy! And I wasn't sure how Shusterman would get the ending to work out, but then he did!
And as most of you know, I'm very critical of endings but this one left me a bit breathless! I will definitely be reading the next in the series, UnSouled I think. Although I'm This book made me worry! Although I'm already worried. View 1 comment.
Oct 27, Athena Shardbearer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I need the next one soon! I need answers I have questions and I want more CAM. I wonder what he's going to do and I need to know NOW!!!! View all 10 comments. May 20, Sh3lly GrumpyBookGrrrl. I guess I'm not really feeling this series anymore. I really enjoyed the first one. This seemed like just a continuation of book one, same formula, and it didn't seem like a whole lot happened.
I really didn't like any of the new characters, except maybe Cam. I hate him so much. I didn't like Miracolina, although she finally ended up having some growth and growing a brain. Connor was annoying and angsty, Risa was annoying and angsty although she does get an interesting twist abo I guess I'm not really feeling this series anymore. Connor was annoying and angsty, Risa was annoying and angsty although she does get an interesting twist about halfway through.
Lev had a good story. I think he is my favorite character. Who else? Oh, I am so pissed that view spoiler [Trace was killed off.
And then we get to see his death scene as he drowns. THAT was freaking annoying. I just don't think I care enough about the characters to read the last one.
Maybe after a long break. I don't like the way the drama is set up either. As you can tell, it makes me a little ragey.
Buddy Read with Buddies Books and Baubles. Oct 06, Jenny Conatser rated it it was ok. It is one of the most haunting YA reads I've ever encountered, and I was prepared to love Unwholly just as much. Well, nuts to that. I feel like Shusterman had some serious scope-creep going on here. Like he started out going in one direction, then just had a whole bunch of other ideas that he couldn't quite flesh out enough within the length of this book.
The plot spins in a multitude of different directions. I read and read and read There are no surprises in the plot, nothing very exciting or at least novel , and certainly nothing as terrifying as Roland's unwinding in Unwind. The villans are boring Officer Nelson The most annoying leftover is Connor's inability to deal with his new arm.
He won't touch Risa with it because he's afraid it will upset her, so he lets their entire relationship fall apart. Can't he just have the thing removed and have it over with?
I was also disappointed in the new characters. With the exception of Cam, they were just recycled original characters. Hate Roland? Well, you'll really hate Starkey Mystified by Lev? Well, Miracolina will show you true piety. Does Shusterman think I'm an idiot that didn't pay attention the first time around? My bottom-line problem was this: Unwholly could have been something really special, and it just wasn't. We get a little background about the Heartland war, and certainly Cam's character is something new.
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But there's no depth It's a one-dimensional read. There's nothing to think about or process. And Cam's voice and experience could have been so much more than it was. Shusterman winds up boiling him down to much less than the sum of his parts. I was hoping for Unwholly to advance the explorations of Unwind, and instead it just shut the first book down entirely.
Took me an hour to fall asleep last night because for as exhausted as I was, the ending of this book just made me want to dash upstairs and grab UnSouled. Yes, thank you, I'm now reduced to Camspeak. This book brings back all our favorite players from UnWind and, like any sequel, introduces new people with their own problems and agendas. I disliked Starkey right off the bat, I still love Trace, and I have so many conflicting thoughts about Miracolina.
It's obvious that Storkey and his mates will be coming back into play at some later point, and I really hope we see more of Miracolina as well. I'm still not sure whether to slap the shit out of her and call her brainwashed, or just loose the waterfall of respect for her as a character. It's mind-boggling that she has so much faith in this ridiculous system.
I hate him. I hate his attitude, his arrogance. And his arrogance is all-encompassing. I liked him in the early pages, when all he wanted was to carry on the legacy of what Connor had started, when he was somewhat innocent. Seriously, who does that??
Starkey makes no sense to me while at the same time he does, if that makes any sense to you readers. Trace -- man, I love him and I don't care what y'all say.
That plot twist made me gasp out loud. Doc got all scared that I was about to throw the book at that point, that's how intense it was. And then when Starkey just Honestly though, this installment really shows how, when there's a conflict, there are always extremists on BOTH sides.
I hated Roberta. I hated her for what she did to Risa, and for acting like she had more power than she did and thinking that she could control the Juvey-cops, and because I always envisioned her with a condescending tone like Dolores Umbridge.
She disgusts me. And Nelson.
Nelson is literally the Boogeyman. Cavenaugh and his people need to rethink their plan -- seriously, there's got to be a better way to go about rounding up would-be tithes than by proclaiming Lev as a god.
No wonder the poor kid took off, talk about pressure. And Cam I suspected after reading UnWind that something like Cam would eventually happen. On the one hand, I pity him because he didn't ask for any of this. He has to take these parts from 99 UnWinds and find a way to create one individual, unified 'self' out of all of it.
Gives me a headache just imagining it, because I've had a hard enough time figuring myself out as it is, let alone having to recognize that none of your parts are actually YOURS. The opening Cam chapters were my favorite, getting to see his thought process as he pieced his brain together to make everything work as a single unit.
The thing that scares me about him is his feelings for Risa. He's better than that. Sorry, I will ship Risa and Connor to the end of this series. Can we just take a minute to appreciate Neal Shusterman for his ability to weave so many characters together into the tapestry that is this whole story?
So many different POVs, but I was never lost for a minute. This book was perfectly perfect and everything I wanted it to be. Oct 05, Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves: This sequel to "Unwind" certainly took things to a whole new level! I really enjoyed the way Neal Shusterman dug deep to the creepy core of humanity and took the original premise of UNWIND, where teens could be salvaged for scrap body parts once they turned thirteen, and in this second installment, tried to come up with every sick "what if" scenario to keep the game fresh.
Just a really eerie dystopian scenario that was an exciting read. And of course, I loved catching up with our old friends Con This sequel to "Unwind" certainly took things to a whole new level! And of course, I loved catching up with our old friends Connor, Risa and Lev, all three of whom have developed into more interesting characters over the course of this second book. I particularly enjoyed where Lev's journey has taken him.
The new characters, Storkey, Cam, Miracalina are interesting as well, even as I majorly want to scream at Storkey. The ending was one of those where you just can't stop reading. Am very excited to go on to the third book in the series! Cuatro estrellas un poco justas, pero cuatro. Jul 02, L. Perry marked it as on-hold. I really, really hope I can get back into this book someday. I loved the first book and I have no idea why I've been stuck on this one for like two years??? I just don't have the motivation to finish it and I don't know why.
It's been so long that when I do finish it, I don't think I can give it a rating. It would be unfair for me to rate it given my treatment towards it. View all 6 comments. Whoa, this was an absolutely mind blowing second book!!!
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As always, I'm very impressed by the variety of characters and how complex and cunning they all are. Super grateful about the way POC's and people with different religions are represented in this series. Ulasan lengkap: Hal menyebalkan terjadi ketika kau susah mendapatkan waktu untuk menyelesaikan kisah semenegangkan buku ini. Hingga kau mendapatkannya, kau merasa amat sangat bersyukur atas hal itu. Buku ini membahagiakan--dalam arti yang salah.
Berakhir dengan letup-letup harapan, para remaja di bawah umur--nggak habis pikir sih kalau kondisi mereka pada buku ini benar-benar terjadi--ini harus melawan para orang dewasa yang paranoid terhadap mereka. Perkemb Ulasan lengkap: Perkembangan karakternya sungguh luar biasa! Connor, Lev, dan Risa semakin terlihat peran krusialnya.
Dan penambahan karakter baru seperti Starkey, Miracolina, dan Cam benar-benar semakin memperumit namun menyenangkan! Dan banyak benih-benih cinta yang ditabur pada buku ini.
Walaupun romannya terbilang lebih banyak tapi tidak sampai menyebalkan. Satu hal menyenangkan nan merepotkan tentang kisah-kisah petualangan berlatar Amerika Serikat adalah aku harus menyempatkan diri melirik peta untuk wawasan dan penggambaran imajinasi. Dan aku tidak akan tahu Akron adalah nama kota sebelum melakukan hal itu. Mungkin aku tidak bisa mendeskripsikannya dengan tepat, tapi dia cermat merangkai semua adegannya bagai untaian mata rantai yang saling berhubungan.
Sejauh ini, aku belum pernah membaca buku lain dengan gaya sepertinya. Bahkan menyerempet gayanya pun tidak.
Aku butuh buku selanjutnya! Jan 02, Rose rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don't have much time to write a review because my fingers are itching to start the next book in the series. But I'll keep it short and sweet: This book is badass. This series in general is. I've read quite a few dystopias but none of them had this kind of a solid worldbuilding, which is partly as solid as it is because the issue the book is dealing with is scary, just like the future the book plays in but only because it seems like something that is possible.
And not only is the book badass bu I don't have much time to write a review because my fingers are itching to start the next book in the series. For once, I feel like my original review is pretty solid and covers almost everything I have to say about this book. I'm always blown away by Shusterman's writing, world-building, and characterization.
UnWholly is a brilliant sequel to Unwind——and like it's predecessor, I love how haunting, thrilling, and morally complex it is. I still haven't read books three and four yet, but I'm excited to see what they have in store! Old review under the cut.
And honestly, I was a bit skeptical. I mean sure, I was excited, because I get excited for everything Neal Shusterman writes. But still I'd spent several years with Unwind lodged in my brain; even though I read it when it first came out about five years ago, so many of its details are still crystal-clear in my mind. It's such a memorable and brilliant book, and I'd basically put it up on a pedestal. Therefore, I had really high expectations for this book and I was nervous that they wouldn't be met.
But they were. Oh, they were Now, did I love UnWholly as much as Unwind?
That's hard to say. While of course they have their similarities, I think they're very different books. Also, I have more of a sentimental attachment to Unwind and that probably affects my judgment a bit. I think I still love Unwind more. But don't get me wrong, its sequel is amazing. As far as picking up where the first book left off, Shusterman does a brilliant job.
I was afraid I would have forgotten some of the important details of Unwind I probably should have re-read it first, but oh well , but I can't think of a time in UnWholly when I felt too lost for any reason.Why did he present such a wide range of options and choices? Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers -- such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas. I read and read and read And Nelson. Reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.