Author: Neal Shusterman
Date Published: August 28th 2012
Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished
Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.
I found out about the first book in this series in my math class from a boy, who ins't exactly my favorite person in the world, and he said that the book was "crazily messed up." So naturally, being a book lover, I looked it up on Goodreads. What I found was indeed a "crazily messed up book" where parents can legally dismember their children at the age of 13. In the first book the main characters, Connor, Risa, and Lev, escape from being unwound. This book starts at about a couple months after the first book ended.
So basically, Connor has been put in charge of the Graveyard and is having a tough time with it. There's a new kid named Starkey who was storked when he was a baby. (A stork is where, when a mother doesn't want her child she can have the baby then leave it on someone else's doorstep.) He is set on trying to take over the Graveyard and get rid of Connor. He bothers me sooooooooo much! What he doesn't understand is, Connor does all that he can and he doesn't need other people to tell him how to do it. In the end, I am a milimeter away from hating him because of what he does with Trace and almost killing every single unwind.
Risa is almost in a worse state then Connor. Half-way through the book she almost get herself unwound again until she gets found by Proactive Citizenry. Where she is forced to go against her will and speak for Unwinding. There she meets Cam, who is a rewind. He was made entirely out of unwind parts, (he's the guy on the cover) Cam has a crush on Risa. She obviously still loves Connor more throughout the part she's with him, but she thinks of Cam as a friend.
The predicament that Lev has been put into I can't talk to much about without the book losing some of it's Shusterman charm. His family doesn't want him, so his bother Marcus and his former pastor Dan take him in. That is the extent of my knowledge that I am willing to give you on Lev.
Unwholly is a fast-pace page-turner that is irresistible I couldn't put it down.