Unwind just might be my favorite book by Neal Shusterman. It is the story of a future United States torn apart by a second Civil War over the issue of abortion. In the compromise to end the war, the concept of unwinding is born. Babies will live, but teenagers (between the ages of 13 – 17) can be harvested for the body parts for transplants. If your parents declare you too unruly, if you a not-good-enough ward of the state, or if you were born for it, you can be unwound. You’re still alive, just in pieces spread throughout many different people.
Unwholly continues the story. It came out this week, and here is the trailer for it. Only watch it if you dare: