You will want to read Unwind before reading this review.
Connor, Lev, and Risa made it out of Happy Jack Harvest Camp alive, and now people are starting to look at the Unwind order. A new law has passed, making it illegal to unwind someone when they turn seventeen. Connor has taken over at the Graveyard, taking care of all the Unwind AWOLs looking for a place to stay to keep from being unwound. Risa helps Connor in any way she can, even though her spine was shattered in the blast at the harvest camp. But Connor is so distant. Does he still care? Meanwhile Lev is working on community service after his clapper incident, now known as the “clapper who didn’t clap.” All of them are safe from unwinding, or are they? Their encounters with a storking kid, a rewind, and a determined tithe make them wonder if anyone is safe.
I had forgotten how much I loved Neal Shusterman. We had him visit our school several years ago, and I read all of his books at the time. Without fail, he would always throw in one little twist that I wouldn’t see coming. This was no exception. I’m so glad he decided to continue on with this series. I had one student email him about writing another book after Unwind, and at the time, he said he was not planning on continuing the series. Yes, he changed his mind! His characters are so real I almost imagine myself talking to anyone of them. This would be a great case study book for a psychology class looking at how each character behaves and why. This book is a must read for anyone who enjoyed Unwind, or anyone who loves a fast-paced, well-written story. Be prepared though. There’s a third book coming.
Check out the MTV book trailer for this book below, but be forewarned, it’s creepy. You might understand a little about why these books are YA.