Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Unbound by Neal Shusterman - ESSENTIAL

Shusterman, Neal Unbound, 305 pages.  Simon and Schuster, 2015.  $19.  Language: PG-13 (24 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG.

Welcome back to the world of Unwind.  Neal has co-authored a few short stories that continue the world  after the events in the 4th book and also fill in some holes (for example, if you haven’t read the Unstrung story, it published here and will fill in gaps in Lev’s story).  Unknown Quantity is the most disturbing of the stories, as it revisits Divan Umarov and his plane of death.  In Unnatural Selection visits the unwind camps of Burma – also a very disturbing place.  The fates of Risa and Connor are only hinted at, but I was fascinated (when I wasn’t repulsed) by these new looks at a hot-selling series.

MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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