UNDIVIDED by Neal Shusterman

UNDIVIDED

From the "Unwind Dystology" series, volume 4
Age Range: 12 - 15
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The grisly conclusion to the Unwind Dystology.

Times have changed for Connor, Risa, Lev and company—the heroes and heroines of a brave fight to prevent the government from harvesting the organs of unruly teens. Chilling propaganda pushes the Marcella Initiative, a law that would allow the government to unwind teenagers without their parents’ permission. Also, Connor and his team find an “organ printer” that could be the answer they need to stop the unwinding atrocities around the globe, and egomaniacal Mason Starkey continues to attack harvest camps across the country with bloodthirsty vengeance. Meanwhile, a gang of evil, elite black-market organ harvesters pursues Connor with deadly intent. Shusterman’s finale might be the best one in the series since the first: He cuts straight to the chase with the plotting and creates horrifically heinous supervillians to keep it moving and ensure readers are glued to the edges of their seats. His settings are also dead-on, so to speak: In one iconic, symbolic scene, the Statue of Liberty’s arm is replaced with another, and readers can’t help but wonder if this is the future.

Everything culminates in an action-packed, heart-wrenching conclusion guaranteed to chill readers to the bone. (Dystopian adventure. 12-15)

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4814-0975-9
Page count: 480pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2014




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