Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Dystopian, YA
Number of pages: 402
In a society where unwanted and troublesome teens are salvaged for their body parts, Connor, Risa and Lev continue to fight against the system that would ‘unwind’ them.
Unwholly is the sequel to Unwind, a dystopian novel in which unwanted teenagers between the ages of 13 -18 can be unwound so that they are no longer a problem. I first read Unwind back in march last year and really enjoyed it so I was happy to find out that Unwholly was being published in the August of the same year.
I had pretty high expectations for Unwholly and it didn’t disappoint. The plot was a good as Unwind and not at all watered down like I thought it might be (based on all the more recent Dystopian’s that have been published). It carries on from where Unwind finished, Connor and Risa are back in The Graveyard only it is now run by Connor and not The Admiral.
This book also introduces us to four new characters Starkey, Miracolina, Cam and Nelson. At first I felt really sorry for Starkey, an unwind whose parents never wanted him because he was storked but then he changed and I spent the whole book wanting to punch him.
The character that I found the most interesting was Cam. Cam has been rewound which basically means that he is made up entirely of body parts taken from people who have been unwound, like a modern day Frankenstein’s Monster. I liked the way he developed as a character, how he started off struggling to find words and make all the different parts of himself work together.
I really enjoyed this book and am kind of sad that I have to wait another year for the final book to come out. I definitely recommend the books of this trilogy.