By: Zach Ross http://www.storyman.com/books/
Neal Shusterman was born in Brooklyn, New York, but he moved to Mexico when he was 16. He has written 25 different books, and Unwind is his 24th. He writes books, but he also writes for TV shows and movies. Neal Shusterman http://www.storyman.com/bio/
Unwinding • Unwinding is a legal process of taking teens ages 13-18 and harvesting them for their body parts. Unwinding is done with the consent of the parents, and not always the consent of the child.
Protagonists There are 3 main protagonists in this story. Connor Risa Lev All 3 of them are runaway Unwinds
Antagonists Roland Cleaver Mai
Favorite Character My favorite character in this book would have to be Connor. In the beginning of the book, he was very aggressive and selfish. Towards the end of the book, he stopped getting in fights all the time and he started caring about other people more.
Least Favorite Character My Least Favorite Character in this book is Cleaver. He was supposed to help all of the Unwinds, but instead he secretly wanted them to turn against each other and cause chaos. He helps two other creepy kids murder 5 people, which gives him an evil rating of 4157 out of 10. This is Cleaver. He is a creep.
Exposition In the Exposition, we learn a little bit about the lives of the Connor, Risa, and Lev. We learn where they live, what their families are like, and a little bit about each of their personalities. We also learn that they are all going to be unwound.
Rising Action The rising action in the story is basically following the Connor, Risa, and Lev as they try to find ways to avoid being unwound. They need to change their appearance and try to find safe places where they can hide. They are helped by a woman named Sofia, who sends them to a runaway Unwind community where they can be safe.
Climax The climax of the story is when Connor, Risa, and Lev are captured and taken to a harvest camp, because Roland was a jerk and decided to tell the police who they were.
Falling Action Connor, Risa, and Lev manage to escape the harvest camp during a terrorist attack. They get away without being unwound, and due to some injuries they got during the bombing, they could never be unwound.
Resolution Connor and Risa live the rest of their lives helping runaway Unwinds, while Lev is put into a cell because he was involved in the terrorist attack at the harvest camp. All three of them helped by creating hope for a future without Unwinding.
Setting It is in North America, it several states throughout the book. It is sometime in the future
Rating I give this book an 8.5 I liked it, but I think that it could've gone into a little more detail and could’ve had a little bit more to the story. 8 ½!
Themes 1.Friendship 2.Survival 3.Trust
Social Issue Organ and Tissue Donations/Transplants: the surgical replacement of a patient's diseased or damaged organ with a healthy organ from a living or deceased donor That is the wrong kind of organ! http://organpron.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/thomas-organ-w-moog.jpg
What organs can be donated? • Heart • Liver • Lungs • Kidneys • Pancreas • Intestines http://www.humanillnesses.com/original/images/hdc_0001_0003_0_img0191.jpg http://www.clarian.org/ADAM/doc/graphics/images/en/8848.jpg
What else can be donated? Vital organs aren’t the only thing that can be donated and transplanted..you can also donate: • Eyes/Corneas • Bone marrow • Ligaments • Tissues/Skin • Tendons “I could donate tissue, I just need to go buy some Kleenex.” -Cayla Vienna Egbert Wrong kind of tissue…
But Zach, why is donating organs an issue? • There are a few problems when dealing with organ donations: • Demand exceeds Supply • Rejection of organs in patients’ bodies
There are way too many people who need organ transplants but there aren’t enough donors. According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, there are about 100,000 people on the waiting list for an organ donation. There is an estimated 1 million people who also need transplants, but these transplants are much less serious. I.e. eyes, skin, and ligaments. Supply and Demand • If the patients on the waiting list don’t get the vital organs that they need, they will most likely die • Approx. 18 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant.
Rejection • Sometimes when an organ is transplanted into a patient’s body, the patient’s natural immune system might reject the donated organ. • This may be caused by differences in blood type, the patient’s age, and the patient’s overall health. • If the patient has had a previous transplant, the chances for rejection are increased.
Sign up to be an organ donor! If you don’t know if you’re an organ donor or not, look on your drivers license. If you’re not a donor, become one! Look Here! How can we help? Donor?: YES! http://www.dmv.org/templates/html/db4/img/icons/drivers-license-&-id-big.gif
Becoming an organ donor If you are interested in becoming an organ donor, there is information about organ donation available at: https://www.yesutah.org/register/ You can also submit your personal information directly on the website to become a registered organ donor.
Bibliography • Http://organdonor.gov/ • http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000 • http://mayoclinic.com/ • http://donatelife.net/ • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/