UnWholly (Unwind Dystology Book 2) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.99
  • Save: $4.21 (23%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
UnWholly (Unwind Dystolog... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by J & J Resale
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: book is vary clean, has a little damage on the top of the spine
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

UnWholly (Unwind Dystology) Hardcover – August 28, 2012


See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.78
$3.19 $1.20
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime
$13.78 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

UnWholly (Unwind Dystology) + UnSouled (Unwind Dystology) + Unwind (Unwind Dystology)
Price for all three: $32.37

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • 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 (250 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,132 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.

Review

"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. (BCCB)

"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.

Amazon Author Rankbeta 

(What's this?)
#39 in Books > Teens
#39 in Books > Teens

Related Media


Customer Reviews

Very interesting story with great characters.
Cindy
His pacing is spot-on...the alternating points of view in each chapter really serve to keep the story moving quickly.
Kelli of I'd So Rather Be Reading
If you read the first book, you should read the second book.
Melann

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Read more ›
8 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 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.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Monique Hodziewich on September 1, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was so excited about this book. I reread Unwind, a 5-star book for me, as quickly as I could so I could get right into UnWholly. Maybe my high expectations ruined it for me, but I was disappointed.

I think Unwind is a rare gem in the dystopian genre. I also loved that Unwind was a thinking book. It tackled a tough issue, and from the reviews I've read, no one can decide whether it is a pro-choice or pro-life book. Readers complained both ways. That is the mark of a great book.

UnWholly is an action book. Teens who are devouring these stories may love it because of that. I wanted more substance. The author tried. He gave more background about what happened to bring about unwinding. Those who complained that neither side of the debate would agree to unwinding will probably be happy with the new information. The author also asked a lot of deep questions, but it made me feel like he was trying too hard.

We got some new villains. I thought that one was just a cheap copy of Roland who was thrown in just to have a villain and some action. The story would have been better without him. The other was decent, and I look forward to learning more about her in book three.

Those who complained about the many POVs in Unwind will find UnWholly even worse. I didn't mind the shifting around in Unwind. The device still doesn't bother me, but UnWholly just had too many stories. The one mentioned in the synopsis seemed like a side note.

This book didn't keep me up late reading. It didn't make me think. The characters didn't excite me. I didn't like the additional world-building. This book brought the trilogy down to a pure YA series instead of one that is worthy of a wider audience.
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?