Today's Review: Unwind
Perhaps one of the most haunting reads of my literate life, Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a novel that will stick to your ribs like oatmeal. Although I read this back in April of 2010, I still think about this book on an almost daily basis.
A quick summary without giving too many details away....
This book is CRAZY good. It's scary because it's not hard to imagine this actually happening. At the Steven Layne conference he pointed out something rather interesting as he was giving this book chat. He said, instead of killing inmates on death row, why not unwind them? Their eyes are the same as anyone else, so what would it matter? At least it would make more sense than just wasting them. It was so fun to watch the room, many of which I'm guessing had not read the book yet, ponder this possibility. When he was done talking about it, you could hear the entire auditorium begin breathing again.
This was a quick read for me. It's a long book but I absolutely couldn't put it down. I read the entire chapter on unwinding to my husband, and I HATE reading out loud, because it was just too creepy to describe it. If you have not read this book yet, I suggest you turn off the computer and head to the library or the bookstore and pick it up immediately!
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