UnBound: Unwind dystology /

Author Shusterman, Neal
Language English
Publisher
New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015




Annotation:

A collection of stories about Connor, Risa, and Lev after they have destroyed the Proactive Citizenry and are, apparently, free to live in a peaceful future.



Subjects :

  • Short Stories
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • Science Fiction
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Death & Dying
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
HL790L(High-Low)

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 6.2
Interest Level 6-8
Title Point Value 19

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Reviews :

John Peters (Booklist)
Presented as a chaser for the four volumes of Shusterman s UnWind dystology, these 10 tales fill in back stories or extend plotlines for characters both major and minor. All except for UnStrung, which was published in electronic format in 2012 are new, and though six were cowritten with the author s sons or others, all share the main volumes uncommonly icky premise, quick present-tense pacing, flashes of macabre humor, and focus on young people making life-changing moral choices. In settings that range from a human organ harvest camp in corrupt Burma to a rehab facility in Hawaii for rewinds (assembled piecemeal from stocked body parts), young people either go down dark paths of betrayal or, more often, act in courageous, even self-sacrificial ways. Highly satisfying for general readers with a taste for stories featuring all-too-plausible dystopias or ghastly medical experiments, as well as for existing series fans who want a little more.
(PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2015.)

Kirkus (Kirkus)
The Unwind world is thoroughly explored in this companion piece. If Shusterman's Unwind (2007), UnWholly (2012), UnSouled (2013), and UnDivided (2014) weren't enough for you, you're in luck. This tome holds 10 short stories set within the author's dystopian series, fleshing out the nooks and crannies in exhaustive detail. Shusterman is joined by the likes of Terry Black, Michelle Knowlden, and others as co-authors to pad out his universe, supplying fans with new characters and different perspectives on a future in which troublesome teens are "unwound" by the government and the Heartland War has ravaged America. While this may be thrilling to fans, newcomers may not be so engaged. The stories are all written with an urgent pace and bittersweet tone, which makes them run together a bit by the end. Luckily readers can pick and choose and read at their leisure, as the stories are barely interconnected. The company's writing is up to snuff, but the major events described occur off-page, in the main series, making this little more than a glimpse for the uninitiated. The book avoids the trap most companion pieces fall into: this isn't strictly a "for fans only" affair, working as an introduction to the Unwind world, but only barely. It serves much better as a piece read after the major series has been devoured. A competently produced set of stories that will send fans over the moon and swiftly intrigue newcomers. 2015, Simon & Schuster, 320 pp., $18.99. Category: Dystopia. Ages 12 to 16. © 2015 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2015.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015

Media Type: Language Material
pages cm.
PZ7.S55987 ([Fic])
1481457233
9781481457231
1481457241
9781481457248
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2015.,

Media Type:

9781481457231
9781481457248
1481457241
1481457233

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