Eva Perry Regional Library Reads: Unwind

July 23, 2010

*This blog post got Anna a ticket in the prize drawing for our Teen Summer Contest. Click here to find out how to enter!*

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

When I first saw Unwind at the library I was immediately attracted to it, that saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” was ignored by me because the cover looked awesome!!! I LOVE horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and action books, and this book was perfect for me! It had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through and I never wanted to stop reading! It is a good-sized book, not to short, but not to big and heavy to read in bed. The way Shusterman leaves cliffhangers at the end of almost every chapter, I couldn’t even set the book down to go shopping! Although Shusterman writes many awesome books, Unwind was my #1!
Teen Reviewer: Anna, Eva Perry Regional Library


Voting Starts Today!

October 12, 2008

For Teen Read Week, that is.  You may not be able to vote for our next President, but here’s your chance to make your vote count.

Teens ages 12-18: Vote anytime this week, October 12-18, for your favorite titles from the Teen’s Top Ten nominations.  If you do, you’re eligible for a prize!  When you get to the end of the ballot, you’ll see what I mean.  It’s just a small token of our gratitude for voicing your choice.  So, click on that link below and vote right now!  For more info about Teen’s Top Ten, click here.

Teens’ Top Ten 2008 Book Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

June 23, 2008

In the not-so-distant future, the outcome of the Heartland Wars turns America into a sci-fi movie gone wrong – very wrong. Thirteen- to eighteen-year-olds are in danger of having their lives “unwound” and their body parts harvested for use by others. This is the story of three teens that go to extreme lengths to save themselves from this fate. Connor’s parents think he’s a troublemaker with no future. Risa, being a ward of the state, is part of the budget that must be cut. Lev is called a tithe: being the tenth child in his family, he has been offered as a sacrifice as part of his family’s religious beliefs. These three fugitives make a dangerous cross-country journey in an attempt to survive until their eighteenth birthday. This book is their journey.

I could not put this book down and I don’t even like futuristic settings, so that says a lot! The book really makes you think; their world is not so different from what ours could become. Would you go quietly and let yourself be unwound…or would you have the guts to do what Connor, Risa, and Lev did? And what does it really mean to be alive, anyway?

Unwind is a nominee for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten. To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten program, click here. To request it from the library, click here. And don’t forget to place your vote during Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2008.

Reviewed by Michele at West Regional Library

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