Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together through desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross ...
Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together through desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing all the while that their lives are hanging in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthdays, they can't be harmed. But when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away...
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Although I do not ordinarily like this kind of novel, I was drawn into the story and the book totally held my attention. This book will appeal to high school age kids. Great book for discussion purposes or to read with your teen.
There is a part where they actually describe the unwinding process, it was scary and will keep the attention of any reader.
This is a Missouri Gateway Award nominee for 2009-2010.
I would guess that this book will take one of the top 3 spots on the Award List.
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