UnWholly (Unwind Dystology Series #2)

UnWholly (Unwind Dystology Series #2)

by Neal Shusterman
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UnWholly (Unwind Dystology Series #2) by Neal Shusterman

Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442423688
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Series: Unwind Dystology Series , #2
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 23,549
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at Storyman.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.

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UnWholly 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 141 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Unwind series, Unwholly takes place after the first book left off. I was suprised that Cam, the boy on the cover who is made out of unwind parts, was not a major charater in the book. This allows the reader to focus in more on Conner, Risa, and Lev. With the introduction of romance, violence and plot teist you never saw coming, the long awaited Unholly is the best book of 2012 yet.
Rubberbucket More than 1 year ago
Not only is the story refreshingly original and entertaining, but Shusterman definitely knows how to write, that's for sure! I've gone through a lot of books lately that come up short here - they've got one, but are lacking the other. Shusterman did not disappoint, but more than that he got me thinking. He was able to transform the idea of unwinding from something completely unrealistic and fictitious, into something that is eerily plausible. I think that's what caught me most, because you're initially thinking that no one in real life would allow that to happen, and if there WAS such a person, there's enough people in the world with consiousness, humanity and compassion to stop them from getting away with it. Though the more you read, the more you start to see how fear can and HAS distorted something unrealistic into reality. And just how Shusterman points out in the book, that people can become so accustomed to an idea, however horrendous it may be, that it becomes the norm and just a part of life. I'm so glad I took a chance on Unwind ... the description of the book pulled me in, but seemed a little too sci fi for my tastes. After I read the first 20 or so pages, though, I was hooked! Unwind and Unwwholly are AMAZING, no doubt about it!
Gabby17 More than 1 year ago
This book was SPECTACULAR!!! If you loved the first one, you'll love the second one! It's definitely refreshing with all of the new twists. I also feel like more of the character's emotions were involved in this book which lead to more realistic and believable characters. I actually cried at one point. I laughed at others, and even cheered at some parts. I remember thinking "Run Lev! Run!" And gasping at shocking details and things that just weren't fair! Lev, Connor, Risa, and Cam, all have found their way into my heart and I cannot wait until the next book! Neal Shusterman is a truly gifted author! If you like this trilogy and haven't read the Everlost one yet, you should definitely check it out!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i found the book a very strange and disturbing futureistic world... i loved it every word read made it harder to put it down, but i wouldnt recomenned it to anyone who hasn't read unwind though... it wouldnt make much sense at all probably best with people 13+ TCHS class of 2014
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are amazing. I read Unwind a while ago and it took me two days to finish UnWholly. It is a great sequel and I definitely reccomend it. The characters are all great (My favorites are Lev and Hayden) and the plot is great. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolitely love this series. I was captivated from start to finish. The message from these books are very important to our society and we can learn alot from these books. I highly recommend this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and the one before are very well writen. I'm addicted! I would recommend this to anyone who likes the Hunger Games trilogy. I would love for the author to come to Alabama and do a book signing :)
Nevera More than 1 year ago
An amazing sequel. it turned out surprisingly good and not at all awkward or forced, since a trilogy wasn't originally planned. I loved the new characters and I have high hopes for the next one.
Yogaenthusiast More than 1 year ago
I liked the first in the trilogy, and UnWholly does not disappoint. The characters are interestingly drawn and the story continues to zip along. I'm looking forward to the final book.
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, yet disturbing, book. Mr. Shusterman accomplished something with “Unwholly” that I would have thought impossible: He not only improved upon “Unwind”; he made the entire idea of unwinding even more disturbing. My humble words can never appropriately describe the genius that is the “Unwind” dystopia.  The progression from the first book to the second is so natural that it is easy to imagine it actually happening in this country, and the facts added by the author send shivers down my spine.  They provide excellent talking points about how reality can be scarier than fictions and how the decisions made by us today can have the type of lasting impact that could lead to these types of laws. Additionally, the “ads” and “political advertisements” sprinkled throughout “Unwholly” are brilliantly worded and well-placed.  They show the progression of thoughts and corporate greed, as well as the use of propaganda to sway the opinions of the population.  They are terrifying because we see and hear messages worded the same way every day.  None of it is as far-fetched as the reader would like it to be, and Mr. Shusterman is relentless in keeping us from feeling secure in our own worlds and beliefs. Without getting too spoilery, I have to say that “Unwholly” made me completely reassess my own religious and moral beliefs on certain issues.  What makes one human?  What is a soul?  Cam puts those questions, and more, right into the face of anyone who seems to think they know the answers, and does so in a way that can keep a person up at night. I could go on about the character development (exceptional), writing (exemplary), the attention to detail (minute), and more, but all it really comes down to is that the only way to appreciate how profound this entire series is is to pick it up and read it for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book, I love it all the way through, and I'd recommend reading it: for I love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I read it when I went to bed, I read it while eating breakfast, I read it at school, I even read it in the car. Now I'm sad there isn't a third book yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading. Really good page turner. I can't wait for the last book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it is so easy to read. The author's writing style isn't too descriptive, yet not lacking in detail either. I love the plot of the last book and this one. I'm greatly anticipating the final one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sequel!  really enjoyed the development of Connor, Risa and Levi.  great premise; wonderfully creative; page turner all the way.  can't wait for the 3rd book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!! The guy on the in trying to be like the cover is mad creepy. Mason Michael Starkey lived up to his expectation in trying to be like Conner Lassiter, the Akron AWOL in the begining. Who ever has not read this book should.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, great story. Can't wait til the next one comes out.
CDC228 More than 1 year ago
A great sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked it amd it was a great way to give a lead ti the third one
Anonymous 4 months ago
I've currently only read the first two books and I'm about to start the third one but let me tell you how absolutely riveting these books are. It's kind of scary as to how something like this could actually happen in our world today. Be characters are refreshing and very relatable as well as interesting. I don't think I've read a chapter yet that's been slow or made me want to go ahead and put the book down. I am completely and totally enjoying this, and I haven't really enjoyed a series like this in quite some times. I'm really hoping that with some of the movies that they've made into movies that this is a series that is really considered into turning into a movie. It is absolutely awesome and I would completely, totally, wholeheartedly recommend anyone to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a page turner. Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Done-Anonymously More than 1 year ago
In "UnWholly" (the second book of the Unwind Series), It follows 5 kids instead of 3.The events of this book, surround what happens to Connor, Levi, Risa and 2 new kids, named Starkey, and Cam. Even though it introduces these 2 new characters it still focuses around the 3 original characters. The story that unfolds is well told, and has tons of depth to it. The characters that are introduced to you throughout the book, both have great character development, just like the first. I found this book to be my favorite over the first, because it contains more action and twists than the first does. I would recommend this book to all genders, and anyone 14 and up. As the topic of this book is relatively mature. I will definitely be reading the upcoming sequel, because I thoroughly enjoy this series, and The end of this book left me hanging on a cliff. I won't be reading another book by this author, not because I believe he is a bad author. But because I really enjoy this series,and I feel that nothing else by this author, will give me the joy that I get from reading this series.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
Another book to rock me to my very core.  I was horrified at some of the things going on in this installment of the series.  Particularly the events unfolding around Cam.  My heart breaks for some of the kids at the Graveyard and especially for Risa and Connor as they continue their journeys.  From the start something was off with other characters for me and I was sad to see that I was correct.  I'm anxious to see more of this world and these stories.  I want to hear more about Lev, Risa and Connor specifically.  I encourage fans of dystopian and fans of Shusterman to read this series!