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Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman

“Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, 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. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.”

-Synopsis from Gooodreads

So I just finished Undivided by Neal Shusterman today. And I loved this series so much, I was freaking out all day in my classes because it was just that good. I read the first book about a year ago. And I just picked up the series again a few weeks ago because recently I wanted to finish all the series I haven’t finished which turned out to be a lot. So I picked it back up and I honestly couldn’t remember much about the series. But I loved Unwholly and then I loved Unsouled. So I knew I was going to love Undivided. I did.

But like with all the books it took me forever to get into, but once I did I devoured it.

The story talks about a dystopian society that has something called unwinding where “feral” teenagers are sent to harvest camps to be unwound meaning they get their parts taken and are sold to rich people with problems. The series focuses on teenagers that escaped the unwinding and are now called AWOL’s.

I give this story 4.5 stars because of the fact that it took so long to get into. I recommend this book to middle school age students because it doesn’t have sexual content, but it deals with pretty heavy content. Thanks for reading and I hope you liked this book review!

Love,

Alex

 

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Family!

So, I’m super sorry I have not gotten a book review up yet, but I’ve been in a reading slump all week. School is starting back up again on Tuesday and my goal is to have the book I’m reading right now done by then. And I might have two book reviews up later this week since I read fast.

But since I haven’t gotten a book review up yet, I thought I would do something else that was on my mind since yesterday: Family.

So yesterday I celebrated my little cousin’s birthday and let me tell you in my family, birthdays are a big deal. Anyway, I was riding in the car with my mom to my aunt’s and we had a conversation about family. And like any family, it’s dysfunctional. It’s crazy and sometimes you wonder why or how you were born into it.

And my aunt and older cousin said something very smart and very true. They said that anyone who thinks they’re family is normal, is crazy. All family is dysfunctional in some way. It just so happens my family is quirky, weird, and very annoying sometimes.

But when you get the crazy family together no matter which side it’s on and you start to tell stories and laugh, you kind of realize that family is family. You can’t help that you were born into it. It may be dysfunctional, but there was a reason you were born into the family you were born into or ended up in. And family doesn’t have to be actual family, it can be close friends or mentors too. I mean honestly my best friend, youth group, and certain other people are just like family to me because they support me. The point is, family is whoever supports you and loves you unconditionally whether or not they are dysfunctional.

As Stitch said-

“This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.”

Love,

Alex.