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Unwind
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
For use in schools and libraries only. Fast-forward to the future, after the Second Civil War. According to new laws, life is inviolable from the moment of birth until age 13. Between the ages of 13 and 18, however, parents can have their child "unwound," a process by which the child's organs are transplanted into different donors so that life doesn't technically end.
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vonnie862
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It's #manicmonday!

📖 Unwind by Neal Shusterman
✍️ Linda Urban
🎬 Unbreakable, Underworld, Up
🎤 U2, Umm (or Oum) Kulthum
🎶 Umma Therman (Fall Out Boy), Unbreak My Heart (Toni Braxton), Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers), Un Sueño y Nada Mas (Grupo Polo Montañes), Un Beso (Aventura)

#LetterU
@CBee

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Rileytmurray
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This book was an absolute ride!! Loved how the Book handled talking about a subject like this while still keeping the book interesting. It‘s definitely not for the faint of hart but it‘s worth checking it out

Have a review video talking more about this one #booktube #bookreview

Unwind review
https://youtu.be/8R7cXML2hH4

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sarah-bear
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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Mehso-so

Spooky season calls for a neal shusterman review! I read this one for a book club yearsss ago, but I‘m still semi-scarred by the story. The plot itself is well-developed and the premise is unique, but I‘m just not a fan of the gory/eerie genre. I also didn‘t know this book was basically about abortion laws until this year🫢 anyways, not the biggest fan, but some people may like it!

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BriannaT
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I vaguely knew about this book because a classmate did a project on it at UF, and I am so happy I read it!Just like Dry by Shusterman, “it‘s giving me anxiety but I can‘t stop reading it.” After a war on reproductive rights (too real, amirite?), it‘s decided that people can‘t abort, but “unwind” children between 13-18, giving their organs and body parts to other people. This book follows 3 kids escaping the process. Made me audibly gasp in places.

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candc320
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This story has such an interesting premise and one that seems particularly poignant right now: abortion is outlawed but parents/the state can choose to “unwind” kids from age 13 to 18, which means every single part of the child is taken apart and transplanted into someone else who needs it 😳. We see it from the POV of a number of people, including 3 kids set to be unwound. It‘s brutal and heart wrenching and quite poignant. ⬇️

candc320 I loved seeing how the various characters dealt with this seeming insanity, especially the kids who decided to fight against it. Can‘t wait for the rest of the series! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 9mo
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WJCintron
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That time when I met Neal Shusterman at the LA Times Festival of Books & got my FAVORITE book EVER signed by him! 😍 On cloud 9!

His son Jarrod & his son's wife Sophia are SO NICE! 🥰🥰😃 Guys, I can't even!
That's my Instagram @wj.cintron if you wanna connect!

#books #nealshusterman #unwind #dystology #dystologyseries #bookseries #dystopian #unwindseries #bokish #roxy #jarrodshusterman #booktok #littens #bookrecomendation #bookworm #oncloud9

Alfoster Woohoo!❤️👊 10mo
AmyG That sounds amazing! 10mo
Kimberlone I was really into that series in middle school/early high school. So awesome you got to meet the author! 10mo
ckittle019 My daughter and I got to meet him at an English festival close by. He is the nicest guy! He signed our copy of Scythe for us. 10mo
WJCintron @ckittle019 That's awesome!!! 🙌 We got that series in the middle of the pandemic. So we couldn't say hi, only got a signed plate via mail, but so grateful! Yes, the whole family is amazing and so creative!!! 10mo
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jeannasser
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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1. Uhhhhhhhhhhh….Orchid? ‘Cause of the Opeth album? Idk 😭
2. Gonna answer both. Unwind by Neal Shusterman will forever be my comfort read. A book where you can send your unruly children to have their body parts and organs amputated and donated to other people in need. Very comforting indeed 🥰 My comfort genre constantly switches from high fantasy and sci-fi.
3. Honesty.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👍🏼 10mo
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ParkerFinn
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This was a reread for me and oh my geezus. I forget how much this book breaks my heart!!! A world where you‘re taken apart live and your parts used for someone else. Neal Shusterman knocked it out of the park with this book. Incredible!

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jeannasser
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What could fit this not-so-scary sounding, dance-poppy Rihanna song?🤔 A disturbing YA dystopian series about parents who send their unruly children 13+ to have all their organs and body parts transplanted to different donors? Hm wise choice to me!
Seriously, this is easily in top 3 all-time favorite series for me Do yourself a favor and read this masterpiece! Recommend to anyone looking for sci-fi with body horror elements
#littensdressedinblood

MidnightBookGirl OMG, this book was so freaking unsettling! I've only read book 1, but maybe I will go ahead and read the rest of the series! Great pick for the prompt! 1y
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SilverShanica
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 128.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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alison.ogreid
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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I think this is a great book for upper primary and early middle school aged kids. It‘s not too violent, and mild sexual innuendo, but manages to create a dystopian world with an interesting premise. I think it manages to add perspective to the abortion debate in a fairly meaningful way, and perhaps provide a way to discuss that and other difficult topics with the freedom of a fantastic dystopia as a framework.

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rainbowsandblackink
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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Finally got around to reading the first book in this series. It was very good. An easy middle/young adult book to read, that breaches a lot of topics of discussion.
I‘m really interested to see how this one book turns into a series. If it will follow more and more characters or delve into these lives some more...

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Bookgirl
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Liked it! Coincidentally, I just finished Remains of the Day and Unwind seems inspired by Ishiguro‘s Never Let Me Go. Unwind is primarily a YA adventure story though, rather than a character study or rumination on a moral/ethical issue, although those are present to a degree. It‘s first in a series and I‘m looking forward to seeing where the story goes! The picture is from the brilliant Allie Brosh‘s blog and 💯is how I feel lately. #insomniasucks

BethM This was me between 2-4am tiday‘ 2y
AmyG I was up at 3:55am today. 😳 Sleep. What sleep? (edited) 2y
Bookgirl @BethM Same here. Again. I‘m over it! @AmyG it‘s so frustrating! Hope you get some sleep tonight 😴 2y
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Laurynb
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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Let me say this book was engaging and I binge read it in one day. With that being said, I didn‘t feel as attached to the characters as I hoped I would and I felt like things didn‘t really pick up until near the end. However, I liked it enough to get the second book and I hope the future books in the series are as engaging and create more of a connection for me with the characters.

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js0315
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Mehso-so

Finished this a couple days ago. The beginning was a little slow and lost my interest but picked up again when I forced myself to continue. Is the rest of the series worth finishing?

LibrarianRyan I loved book 1 and i thought book 2 was good, but not exactly what I thought it would be. It does have the 2nd book slump, but not too bad. it's setting up book 3. Haven't gotten to 3 yet, but soon. 2y
js0315 Good to know! 2y
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Kenyazero
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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(not a horror book, just scary dystopian!)

1. Husband & I were sleeping in a guest room at my parents'. A panflute was near the bed. I woke up middle of the night hearing one and then a second note played on the panflute. I sat up. I thought it was a dream. My husband sat up & asked me why I was playing the flute.
#wellThatWasOdd #supernatural

2. Airbags!

I forgot to check who's played. Come play!
@crimson613
#thankfulthursday
@Cosmos_Moon

effani Thanks for the tag, but sadly I have no stories! Yours is definitely creepy though. 2y
Kenyazero @effani Never hurts to check! 2y
Cosmos_Moon Oooo! That‘s an interesting one! Especially that you both heard it. All of my experiences have no backup. 2y
Kenyazero @Cosmos_Moon I have a few with no backup too. This one's my favorite to share since we both heard the sound and reacted to it separately. 2y
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cookie21
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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I couldn't put it down! It was very creepy and I love it!

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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"In her six months working in the emergency room, the young doctor has seen enough strange things to fill her own medical school textbook, but this is the first time someone has crash-landed a helicopter in the hospital parking lot."

? What a way to start a chapter!

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Emm1
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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liked the concept, liked the characters, very good book

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paulareadsallthetime
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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This book made me think. What will become over the argument between pro-life and pro-choice? Excited to read the rest of the series.

LibrarianRyan I‘m 1/2 through. Book 2. So far just as good. 3y
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Booknerd2506
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I‘ve been so obsessed with Neal Shusterman‘s books lately. Unwind was really good, I thought the ending was okay. Unwind is an amazing book 10/10 rating!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Rachel.Rencher
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Good morning! I was able to get through a chapter of my #jolabokaflodswap book from the wonderful @Lovesbooks87 last night, and I am hooked! I am a little backwards because yesterday was family day and today is the day I get to do nothing but read, so I'm quite excited to do just that all day (with a brief intermission for French toast coming up soon 😋).

Lovesbooks87 Enjoy! Can‘t wait to hear what you think about it! 3y
Scochrane26 I will warn you like I have others. There‘s a scene towards the end that may haunt you forever. This is a really good, thought-provoking book. I never have finished the series, maybe one day. 3y
CaroPi I also enjoy a lot this book. Not sure why I didn't finished the series....🤷‍♀️ 3y
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Kenyazero
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Mehso-so

If you're looking for a well written, exciting and stressful distopian that will burrow deep into your head, look no further. I kind of regret reading this book (at the very least I should have skipped the unwind chapter) because it really upset me, but it's a great read. #distopian #yalit #medical

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Bookish_Stardust
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
➜ I love this book. It was something I was able to understand and resonate; being a teenager without the right to voice. Being abandoned by the ones who were suppose to love and protect you.
➜ The biggest complaint I can think of would be the side quest midway with a side character. However I regret EVER being bored with it because the payoff was BEAUTIFUL!
Ten out of ten, would recommend.

Bookish_Stardust A full review is available on my goodreads! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2860637286 (edited) 3y
LibrarianRyan Which side character, shark boy or the clapper? I loved this book. It was just so real. I really need to finish the series 3y
Bookish_Stardust @LibrarianRyan The one with half a brain. That whole quest to get to his hometown with Lev was sort of slow going for me, but when he finally did reach the destination, I was taken back by the results and loved that whole chapter 3y
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LibrarianRyan @Bookish_Stardust oh yeah. I call him zombie boy in my head. What I liked about his story line while yes it was an unrelated side quest, was the look at possible ramifications. However the shark boy surgery scene one of the most terrifying things I have ever read. It was just so well written and it never used common current medical words to tell you what unwinding is. They are the scary words like Voldemort to hog warts students. 3y
Bookish_Stardust @LibrarianRyan I was bored at first but then when his other half started asking his parents to don‘t let him be unwind, I gasped and just oh my!!! Lev‘s 180 was really great in that scene, too! 3y
Bookish_Stardust Roland/Shark Boy, I felt a bit sad when he started explaining the meaning behind his tattoo but I LOVE the unwind scene, it was amazing. Not graphic or too smart, just enough to let your mind torture yourself. 3y
Moonprismpower I lived this book too! I haven‘t gotten into that scythe series but this really spoke to me. 3y
Bookish_Stardust @Moonprismpower unwind will forever have a special place in my heart 3y
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ShyBookOwl
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I am in love with the My Library app. I spent way too long deciding exactly how I'd use it, and I settled on this ^. I'm using the notes feature to give books a Status rather than a rating: love, good, fun, etc. Wtv word feels right to me. The Goods, the stuff I came to the book for. For some books, I added a Problems section, for anything I didn't like. Feels good to track my books my own way. Goodreads is great but so rigid!

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Sharanya
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Man, this story was still has heart-wrenching & explosive as the first time I read it. Connor is one of my all time favorite characters — gritty & warm-hearted. Both make up for the slightly confusing world-building. I still have a REALLY hard time believing that in a futuristic world the abortion debate was somehow put to rest without a single discussion about what to do if the pregnancy is not viable/endangers the health of the mother. ★★★★☆.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyrereading this absolute stunner of a series

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Peddler410
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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This is one of those books I‘ve talked about as if I‘d read it but never really did. The public librarian came to talk to my 7th & 8th graders about summer programming and books. She included this flashback and here I am .... reading it now! So good 😊

vivastory I read this last year & whenever I told my friends the plot, they were shocked. I need to read more in this series. 4y
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BookieGirl
Unwind | Neal Shusterman

"Why are you still with me, Fry?" CyFi asked. "Any sane dude woulda taken off days ago."

"Who says I'm sane?"

"Oh, you're sane, Fry. You're so sane, you scare me. You're so sane, it's insane." - Lev and CyFi

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BookieGirl
Unwind | Neal Shusterman

"Which was worse, Risa often wondered-to have tens of thousands of babies that no one wanted, or to silently make them go away before they were even born? On different days, Risa had different answers." - Risa

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SofiaRoselli
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This is a science-fiction novel which I would assign students to read individually. This novel takes place in the US and is set in the future. In this future world, there is a second Civil War which is far over reproductive rights. The resolution of the war was that between age of 13 and 18, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all their organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn‘t technically end.

SofiaRoselli I found a website with multiple lesson plans, resources, activities, worksheets and quizzes. For ESOL strategies I would pair students a small groups to complete activities on the book. This is ESOL strategy 2. For UDL, I chose strategy 8.3, foster collaboration and community, because I would pair the students in small groups.

http://www.bookrags.com/lessonplan/unwind/#gsc.tab=0
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Kboltz
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Abortions do not exist after the Second Civil War, parents can now give their children up to be unwound if from 13-18 they do not reach their potential in life. Connor escapes only to find Risa and Lev who are also trying to escape their unwound destiny. I loved this book, every pro lifer and pro choice person needs to read this. Great YA book that uses today‘s challenges of how people think that their way will solve all problems.

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LauraP15
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I'm waiting for Thunderhead to come in so I'll give this a try in the meantime.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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What is wrong with Shusterman?! What makes someone think and write something like this?! Why do I let him hurt me with EVERY BOOK?!

JaclynW Oh goodness! I NEED to read this! 4y
BookNightOwl @JaclynW love all his books. He is soooooo good! 4y
BookishGamer87 Yay! I'm glad you liked it! 4y
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Skyrimir This book really got to me, but it‘s such a good series. I got to see him and his son speak and he mentioned how he was just about to cut the unwind scene but his son encouraged him to leave it in. It was such a powerful scene! 4y
Kimberlone I remember reading this in high school (probably when the series first came out). Pretty brutal 4y
BookFreakOut He is the king of bringing a human element to really twisted ideas, that's for sure, I recommend this book to basically everyone who asks me for ideas. 4y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I have a feeling this will hurt...

bookseller_cate Oh, it will hurt. 📚😊 That Book is fecking brilliant! 4y
HippieChickHomeschool It hurts so good! 4y
OnlyYoo I want to read this! I heard it‘s god 4y
Scochrane26 I‘ve read the first one but never continued the series. I still remember details though—it‘s good but disturbing. 4y
Jerlynn Unwind definitely changed the way I see many things, which is a high honor. I agree with Scochrane26, disturbing at it's finest. 4y
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BookishGamer87
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Took me about 200 pages to really get into this book, but I ended up loving it! The ending has me eager to see what happens next, so I'm glad I have the box set and can just dive back in.

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Pearl3
Unwind | Neal Shusterman

You see, a conflict always begins with an issue- a difference of opinion, an arguement. But by the time it turns into a war, the issue doesn't matter anymore, because now it's about one thing and one thing only: how much each side hates the other.

Page 223

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Shay1097
Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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This book was a wild ride, in all the best ways possible! Neal Shusterman is always about to creat worlds that I can‘t help but fall into. I love young adult books like the, that bring forward real world issues in an exciting and understandable way. There was not one character in this novel that I didn't want to read more about, and that is so very rare.I flew through this book, and found that there were no parts that dragged on.

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Minispok
Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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#latepost
Book: Unwind
Author: Barry Unsworth
Movie: Unbreakable
Tv Show: Ugly Betty
Food: Does Upside down cake count??? 😜
#ManicMonday #LetterU @JoScho

JoScho It certainly does count! Thanks for playing 😊💕 4y
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Victoriahoperose
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Initially when I realized that I picked this book up and it was dystopian, I was a little disappointed because there‘s just SO MUCH of it lately and I‘m getting burnt out! But this, is unique and fresh. It really takes the topic of pro life versus pro choice and tackles the what if‘s in a way that is new and thought provoking. Lots of ethical questions and grey areas in this book. It‘s absolutely worth reading!

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AprilMayJune28
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Amazing

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Ms.Story
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I need suggestions!!!! As part of a settling in routine, I'd like to begin my second year class with a bit of reading aloud -- kids loved having their teacher read to them in primary school! So, does anyone have a super engaging suggestion?!?! I'd thought about the tagged book but not entirely sure about the topic of 'reproductive rights'.

Texreader My son will give me a longer list but he and I both are loving the Unwanted series. His 7th grade English teacher loved it too and is personally reading the series too. 4y
Texreader I personally love the lengthy series of short books, 4y
Lizpixie There‘s a new series just started called 4y
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Lizpixie Or there‘s this new series 4y
Moray_Reads Catherynne M Valente's Fairyland books or The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge 4y
mandapants Wendy Mass books are great for that age. My daughter devoured them. (edited) 4y
RavenLovelyReads I read this at about 13- I loved it :) 4y
Texreader Son recommends: 4y
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Abby2 I recommend The Van Gogh Deception. 4y
JessFerg 13-year-old approved! 4y
Ms.Story Thanks everyone!!! These are some really great suggestions! My classroom library is growing💓💓💓!!! @JessFerg @Abby2 @Texreader @RavenLovelyReads @mandapants @Moray_Reads @Lizpixie (edited) 4y
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MStew
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"Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age 13. Between the ages of 13 and 18 however, parents can have their child "unwound" whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors so life doesn't technically end."

WHHAAATTTT THIS BOOK SOUNDS INSANE ! SO I MUST READ IT!!!

#book #horror #unwind #books #booknerd #scary #bookaddict #booklover

Angitron I read this a long time ago, so I could be misremembering - but from what I can recall, I really liked it!! 😊 5y
JazzyBanks I love this series! Absolutely amazing 😉 5y
GeekGirlOnAQuest I tore through the first three books of this series a few years ago - not realizing there was a 4th that wasn‘t out yet 😭 I just re-read the whole series this year and loved it! It‘s fast-paced and creepy! Hope you enjoy it 😊 5y
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sebrittainclark This is such a strange and wonderful book! I read it before all the sequels came out. I really ought to reread it now. 5y
BookwormM Sounds intriguing 5y
TheDaysGoBy Wow sounds intense! Adding to my TBR 5y
MStew @GeekGirlOnAQuest 😍😍can't wait 5y
MStew @sebrittain yes you should!!😃 5y
MStew @TheDaysGoBy I know right!! 5y
MStew @BookwormM sold me!! 5y
Jovy Loved this series! Enjoy!! 5y
Readingismyescape I loved this series too!! 5y
RadicalReader @meghan2714 you‘ve completely successfully sold me on this sensational sounding novel 5y
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Gabylaurel10
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Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a SF novel and ALA Best Book for Young Adults winner. This book is about a boy named Connor and how he must deal with the fact that his parents are sending him to be unwound. The setting is in the future after a civil war where children can be sent to “harvesting camps” where their organs are donated and they will live on forever through their donated organs.

Gabylaurel10 Although the book seems creepy, it is a really good read that would be perfect for high school students to do an LC with. http://www.litcircles.org/Overview/overview.html This book lined up with UDL principles 4.1 and 4.2 of having vary methods for response and optimize access to tools and assistive technologies. Especially using LC and allowing them to do digital LC roles. 5y
Gabylaurel10 This would also work perfectly with ESOL strategy 10 of working in cooperative groups! #UCFLAR3414SuB18 5y
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JayaJ This book seems interesting! I would definitely want to look into reading this book! 5y
Gabylaurel10 @JayaJ definitely check this book out! There‘s a series to it that i haven‘t read yet! 5y
DrSpalding This was your book boost. It does seem creepy… Thank you for mentioning it is not for elementary age students. 4y
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RedbagReadbooks
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5/5👐🏻. Fascinating concept. In this world 13-17 year olds that don‘t make the cut to continue to adulthood are harvested for their organs. The story is told from three different perspectives with each narrator providing a different background. Looking forward to the next one.