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UnDivided (4) (Unwind Dystology) Hardcover – October 14, 2014
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From School Library Journal
"The battle for hearts and minds--and teenage body parts--winds to a dramatic close in the finale to Shusterman's darkly satiric UnWind Dystology...true page-turner like the previous books.", Booklist
"Real recent news articles (with working links) about the present-day scientific and policy realities presaging Shusterman’s imagined future punctuate the narrative...Ambitious, insightful, and devastating—a fitting conclusion to a provocative series.", Horn Book Magazine
"[A] lot of thought-provoking topics for discussion. The story is intriguing: a wonderful end to a unique and noteworthy series.", School Library Journal
*"The popularity of this series is warranted: it is smart, it is dark, it is riveting, and the characters are drawn with respect. Furthermore, Shusterman’s series transcends the dystopian fan base. Libraries without books one through three should get them. Those who already have them, start the waiting list now.", VOYA, starred review
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Crazy, right? So basically, your kid gets on your nerves, you sign an order and they are taken away and unwound to people who need organs.
The books were easy reads. The hero of the books is a kid named Connor who escapes his unwinding. It follows his journey - and all the people he meets along the way - and.....well - I don't want to give it away, now do I?
If you like Dystopian Future, this would be a good choice
Top international reviews
This last leg, pun sort of intended, in the Unwind dystology (who knew such a thing existed) packs quite a punch. Right in the face. With Roland's shark infested arm. It ploughs ahead at full speed, with lots of twists and turns (and kind of a predictable ending) as we finally get to see what becomes of Lev, Risa, Connor and Cam (and of course Grace, Argent and Starkey) on the quest to end unwinding, figure out how to make that ancient organ printer and work and most importantly, somehow put an end to unwinding (and maybe rewinding too!) for good. All whilst avoiding the chop themselves. High stakes. This book really leaves you breathless.
I loved the humour within our characters, even in the face of so much adversity and obvious danger. "Nice Socks" is an insult I intend to use. And I also really like how far they've each come, even Cam and his 99 personalities has changed a great deal from version one of Cam (who wasn't so bad anyway!). It brings that age old message of friendship and togetherness right to the forefront and even though that message has been overcooked now, it had that kind of magic about it that made me feel all the warm fuzzies. It wasn't just the wine.
I think Sonia and the organ printer were undersold in this final story. What a missed opportunity. She is truly my favourite, bitter old character of this entire series and her history and ideas were sort of shoved to the cellar with the AWOLs instead of giving her credit for being the amazing person that she is. Equally I struggled with Lev a little in this book. His character does some pretty wild things, and I get why, but the end result of that wasn't well fleshed out so lost the surprise factor. Equally some of the inevitable unwindings within this book weren't as shocking as the Roland scene. Nothing can touch that I think.
Nevertheless, a cracking end to a brilliant series, ended on just the right note at just the right time so as not to overdo it!
An epic dystology, set in harsh times, powerful writing, such strong leading characters.
One negative I had with this last book was where characters started coupling up.
Thank you Neal for making me cry on multiple occasions including Lev's heartbreaking scene, horrifying me on Roland's last scene, grinning at Hayden's antics, fisting in the air for Bam's courageousness, stunning me with Miracolina's stubborn self!
Excuse me while I now read any future and past books by Neal Shusterman.