|Author: Neal Shusterman|
From the Publisher:
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.
Peeling off troubled teens from society, and harvesting their body parts for transplants is morally compromised, to say the least. But it's also big business. Corporate goons want to expand the practice to include prisoners and the poor. Connor, Lev, and Risa of Unwind, the first book in this trilogy, return in the sequel, fresh from their revolt at a camp for discarded teens. They brought the world's notice to this heinous practice, and now their paths have crossed with Cam, a teen made entirely of "unwinding" (others' body parts). Connor leads the Graveyard, a refuge for teens who have escaped the bounty hunters, while Risa, wheelchair bound, attends to medical needs, and Lev, under house arrest, ministers to their spirits. Questions about identity, soul, and the origins of life loom large as the alternating points of view take on the urgency of their present tense language.