Author Shusterman, Neal
Language English
New York: Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2013


After the destruction of the Graveyard, Connor and Lev are on the run, seeking a woman who may be the key to bringing down unwinding forever while Cam, the rewound boy, tries to prove his love for Risa by bringing Proactive Citizenry to its knees.

Subjects :

  • Fugitives From Justice Fiction
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • Science Fiction
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Death & Dying
  • Survival Fiction
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • Identity Fiction
  • Revolutionaries Fiction

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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 5.4
Interest Level 6-8
Title Point Value 25

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Reviews :

John Peters (Booklist)
In the third of his projected four-volume Unwind dystology Shusterman brings most of his central cast of teenage fugitives together and introduces an important new character, who is exempt from being unwound (legally disassembled for body parts) because she has a mild spectrum disorder. Frequent references to events in previous episodes slow the pace somewhat but the present-tense tale remains suspenseful, the overall premise is as hauntingly plausible as ever, and an electrifying revelation at the end points the way to a possible resolution. Grades 7-10
(PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster BFYR (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2013])

Kirkus (Kirkus)
The third book of Shusterman's best-selling series finds legendary "Akron AWOL" Connor and former tithe Lev making their way across the country to Ohio to find a woman who may be able to help them stop the Unwinding forever. Their journey is first derailed by a car crash, and then Connor gets hijacked along the way by a local yokel in Heartsdale, Kan., who holds him hostage. He escapes, but a second car crash dozens of pages later lands Lev in the infirmary of a Native American reservation. Meanwhile, clappers—human bombs—destroy gyms; Cam, the Rewind, charms a senator's daughter; Risa escapes a band of hungry coyotes; and several other characters from the previous two novels enter and exit the stage. At first, it's hard to tell where Shusterman is leading readers. He spends so much time with side stories that the novel has trouble finding the momentum of the first two. Readers won't really understand the lead plot arc until they're at least halfway through; this installment reads like multiple subplots cobbled together. They do eventually connect, and readers will enjoy the temporary distraction of each one, but they'll still be wanting Shusterman to get the heck on with the story. A meandering, stop-and-start continuation of the Unwind Dystology. 2013, Simon & Schuster, 416 pp., $17.99. Category: Science fiction. Ages 13 up. © 2013 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster BFYR (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2013])

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Series :

The Unwind Dystology-book 3

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2013

Media Type: Language Material
404 pages ;
PZ7.S55987 ([Fic])
Simon & Schuster BFYR (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2013],

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