» Written by Neal Shusterman
» 335 pages
» Published by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 6th, 2007
Synopsis from Goodreads
Unwind was one of those books I just could not put down. I kept the book on me so I could sneak a few pages every chance I got and I flew through it!
The plot of Unwind was really interesting. This book was very unpredictable, which I liked! It took turns that I really did not expect. The main story was creative and gripping, and I also thought the side plots were really strong additions to the book.
The characters of Unwind were also quite strong. Each of the character’s thoughts made sense and I could get a feel for the personality of every character. I also absolutely loved that most of the characters were morally gray. There was no clear right or wrong, and I thought every character was both a hero and a villain, it just depended on the part of the book! At some points, I hated a character, and at other points I loved them! I don’t see a lot of this in YA, and I was really glad it was part of Unwind.
I love multiple POV books, and I feel Unwind did a great job with this format. I really enjoyed reading the chapters that were from the point of view of a small character that readers only met once or twice. Having chapters that weren’t from the perspective of the main characters gave me a more holistic view of the story. It is not often that readers see all sides of the story, but I love when we do!
The only problem I had with Unwind was the writing style. A lot of it seemed clunky and awkward and it sometimes got repetitive, with the same word appearing multiple times in one paragraph. The plot was thrilling enough that the issues I had with the writing weren’t too bothersome, but I would prefer if they weren’t there at all!
Overall, I would recommend Unwind to anyone looking for a really great science fiction story, or anyone who likes multiple POV novels!
Have you read Unwind? What did you think?