WAUSEON—Discover a new science fiction author, Neal Shusterman, at the Wauseon Public Library’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion on Monday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. The group will be discussing “Unwind,” the first book in the Unwind Dystology Series. The book discussion is free and open to everyone.
According to the book jacket, “In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called ‘unwinding.’ Unwinding ensures that the child’s life doesn’t ‘technically’ end by transplanting all the organs in the child’s body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound. With breathtaking suspense, this book follows three teens who all become runaway Unwinds: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents’ tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Shusterman examines serious moral issues in a way that will keep readers turning the pages to see if Connor, Risa, and Lev avoid meeting their untimely ends.”
The library has ordered copies of the book, so each group member may have one. Please stop by the library, and pick up your copy today. For more information on the book discussion, please contact the Wauseon Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-335-6626.