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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 860L (What's this?)
  • Series: Unwind Dystology (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442423668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442423664
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up -This sequel to Unwind (S & S, 2007) is well worth the wait. Connor is now the leader of the Graveyard, a place in Arizona that serves as a refuge for "troubled" teens who escaped unwinding, a process where individuals are "divided" for their body parts. Risa is confined to a wheelchair and works as the group's medical authority. She can only watch helplessly as Connor drifts further and further away from her. Lev lives under house arrest and ministers to jailed youths, trying to make his life mean something. Unwinding is still widely practiced, and the threat of government action hangs over all of the characters. Shusterman throws plenty of new conflicts and characters into the mix. Nelson, a "parts pirate," will stop at nothing to hunt down Connor, while new guy Starkey wants to usurp him and become the Graveyard leader. Cam is made completely from parts taken from dozens of unwinds and is being groomed by a shadowy organization as the future of humanity. Like the first book, this one requires a large suspension of disbelief, but the characters, action, and drama make it easy for readers to be drawn into the story and the weighty issues, such as what it means to be human and what it means to sacrifice for others. Several plot twists at the end not only make for a satisfying conclusion, but also expertly set the stage for the final installment of the trilogy.-Anthony C. Doyle, Livingston High School Library, CAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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"A breathless, unsettling read."--Kirkus Reviews


"Shusterman continues to develop and expertly twist plotlines begun in the first book, picking up the pace with short chapters and a present tense narrative while interspersing for verisimilitude actual recent news items about real organ harvesting and abandoned and “feral” teens. Perfectly poised to catch the Hunger Games wave and based on an even more plausible dystopian scenario...Fans will want to get their hands on this the second it’s released."— Booklist


"Smart, intense, and thought provoking, this series will stick with readers."--VOYA, 5Q


“Shusterman elegantly balances the strikingly different perspectives of the three main protagonists effectively, and these dissimilar approaches to life highlight the ways in which the larger world grapples with unwinding. …The high quality of UnWholly will inspire readers to go back to see what was missed as well as stoke anticipation for the final book.”—Horn Book


Thematically rich and packed with action, commentary, and consequences, this is a strong pick for dystopia fans that will also appeal to reluctant readers.
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"This sequel to Unwind is well worth the wait...the characters, action, and drama make it easy for readers to be drawn into the story and the weighty issues, such as what it means to be human and what it means to sacrifice for others. Several plot twists at the end not only make for a satisfying conclusion, but also expertly set the stage for the final installment of the trilogy."
(School Library Journal)

More About the Author

Neal Shusterman is the author of many novels for young adults, including Unwind, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, Everlost, and Downsiders, which was nominated for twelve state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs and Goosebumps. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California.

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Customer Reviews

This book had me on the edge of my seat with every page.
David Carney
I am looking forward to the next one and hope we don't have to wait as long as we did for this book.
Mercedes
The new characters introduced fit well into the plot and into the story.
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I was a huge fan of the first book, Unwind. Shusterman came up with a world we hadn't seen before, and brought up countless ethical situations, which really made me think. It worked very well as a stand alone, so I was a little surprised and worried when this second installment came out. That said, there was no way I wasn't going to read it.

UnWholly by Neal Shusterman takes place a little after the end of Unwind. We are immediately introduced to a new character, Starkey, who is undoubtedly going to be the villain of the piece, who vies with Conner (our protagonist from the first book) for leadership of the Unwinds. We are then in short order introduced to new characters in the next few chapters-- all who have eerie resemblance to the ones we all know. Miracolina is the poster child for a tithe, a person who is raised to be unwound. She is our new Lev. And so on. The story revolves around these new characters, and the struggle of Connor, Risa, and Lev to keep their ragtag band of teenagers safe from being unwound. It's a thankless job. The most unique addition to this group is Cam, a composite created from many Unwinds, taking the best from them and putting them all together in one being-- a modern day Frankenstein. I believe that this introduction saves the book.

I don't know if Shusterman had the intention of doing a trilogy at the beginning. To me, it feels like he wasn't ready to leave this fascinating world of the Unwinds, and it was undoubtedly a runaway success. But this installment has the feel of being a bit tacked on, rather than its own story. I feel that for the first half, we see the first book retold from very similar characters, and from an evil character that is not very interesting.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ken C. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover
As I write this review, I listen to the organ grinder outside, his monkey, no doubt, perched on his humpback. The government could take care of that back, of course, and give him a spine. No, not the kind of spine Congressmen need, the actual vertebrae. The G men are in the business. Organs R Us. Which can only mean the black market isn't far behind. You know. Freelancers. Rock chalk chop shops.

This is the sequel to UNWIND, which introduced us to the concept of misbehaving teens getting their comeuppance via stormtroopers visiting in the dead (heh) of night. All the thugs need is the signature of Mommy and Daddy -- parents who just don't know what to do with their out-of-control, drug-taking, hard-drinking, utterly-defiant child. From there the 12-18 year-olds are farmed out to processing plants where they are harvested, such that their eyes could wind up in Tallahassee, their lungs in Seattle, their heart in San Francisco (sorry), their kidneys in Corpus Christi (I'll stop, I promise), and their liver in Poughkeepsie.

Variation on a Theme of Vampires, call it. Older, weaker, diseased vampires who suck the lifeblood out of the young and healthy. Age preys on youth, assisted by Uncle Sam. Remember "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" and the quest for eternal youth? What of the Fountain of Youth? The precedents in literature and history are out there, certainly. "Oh, if I knew then what I know now," and "Youth is wasted on the young." No more.

But I digress. With UnWHOLLY, Shusterman shows his screenwriting chops. This is cinema waiting to happen. And he's upped his game. A lot of irons in the fire.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 29, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Neal Shusterman delivers a thrilling Masterpiece in the companion to the mesmerizing 'UNWIND.' Society is trying to get rid of troubled teens, a sadistic bounty hunter changes Cam's fate, and Cam who is a futuristic Frankenstein struggles for identity as the author portrays the value of life itself. There are chilling twists-and-turns from beginning to end. The unforgettable characters come to life, the suspense is intense throughout, and the action is explosive. The riveting story will have you on the edge-of-your-seat as you crave for more. If you enjoyed THE HUNGER GAMES, you will love UNWHOLLY, a thrill ride you won't forget. Highly Recommended to all thriller lovers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nori on November 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Wow. I literally just finished this one seconds ago. And I'm still in a post-awesome-book-recovery-phase. Seriously, sometimes really good books just leave me in a completely different state of mind. I have a million books waiting to be read right now (including two sequels I've been dying for that just came out), but I am still lost in this scary, scary world that Shusterman has created.

I read Unwind over a year ago and remember feeling the same way after completing it. The premise for book one is that the US had gone through a second civil war where those who were pro-life battled it out against those who were pro-choice. And after years of battle, a compromise was agreed upon. No pregnant woman would ever be allowed to have an abortion; however, if the child were to grow up to be an unworthy teenager, he/she could be unwound. Unwinding involves surgically removing all of a child's organs (while they are still breathing!) and donating all their parts to people who "need" them.

In the world of Unwind, no one wears glasses any more and no one looses their hair. No one gets into car accidents with life damaging consequences. Spinal chords, eyes, hair, hearts, skin, kidneys, limbs, and everything else can be replaced by unwinds. The first book centers around Connor (a teenage boy too rebellious for his parents to want to keep), Risa (a ward of the state), and Lev (a Tithe, someone who is brought up specifically to be unwound). And the first book ends with an explosion at an unwinding camp, and all three characters escaping with their lives.

This book begins not long after the first finished. Connor is now the head of the Graveyard, a safe zone for AWOL's (kids escaping unwinding).
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