UnDivided

UnDivided

by Neal Shusterman

SYNOPSIS:

Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary.

As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.
But more trouble is brewing. Starkey’s group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they’ll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad—which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.

Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.

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There are very few books so powerful that can follow you into your dreams. That leave an imprint on your soul. That are so dreadful and horrifying, but in the same time so beautiful and completely mesmerising.

unwind_dreamAnd this time around it was true, it was not a wish of sorts, not a simple thought that just comes and goes. After reading it (this whole series), I had the more horrifying night ever – dreaming of unwinds and AWOLs, leaping back into consciousness only to be swept away into another desperate dream, where someone would be divided to pieces and I would endlessly run for my life.

It’s no wonder actually, as I’ve been spending around 4-5 days with the series, so my mind was pretty much overfilled with this story, but still.. I confirm that (indeed) this book has the power to haunt you even in your sleep.

It’s hard to get to the end of a series when you love it as much as I loved this one. It pains me to be over with it.

unwindingBut truth being told, it was exhausting, emotionally draining! My heart wouldn’t have been able to take any more pain or suspense, and I think that the characters felt just the same.

Everything came into place. Everything made complete sense. All their small fights had an impact on the world around, but the way it all resonated – well, that seemed to be a lot greater than the sum of its parts. They probably never dreamed of achieving this much. They just wanted a chance to… be.

If the first book was created as a standalone, the last 3 books come hand in hand. You can’t have one without the others, you can’t see the big picture without reading them all. It started as the story of Risa, Lev and Connor. It ended as the story of so many more.

All those people who didn’t believe in unwinding (/anymore), all those people who needed and wanted things to change, all those people who were guilty in a way or another, all those people that had a handful of letters written in blood, even the world itself was there to watch them take the last steps in this journey – and it was marvellous.

Without any of them, the story wouldn’t have been the same, the ending wouldn’t have been as great. Their individual fights, their sacrifices, their strength and hope for a better world was what drove them on this path.

There are not enough words in this world to express the immensity and the beauty of it all.

I will miss these characters dearly, I feel like knowing them better than I know my own friends and I cared for them so much through this story. They are part of my life now and I refuse to say goodbye.

CONCLUSION:

haydenThere are books that you read, you enjoy maybe love, but you easily forget. This is one of the stories I’ll hold dear to my heart forever.

I am not sure if it’s in the touching subject, the strong characters, or in the ties with the reality that it holds. But there is so much beauty in this series.

I will love it forever.
I will cherish it forever.
I will never stop recommending it.

It is absolutely well written, it has so many narrators and still they are all distinct and strong and they leave such an imprint in this story.. All of them, even the very small roles that come and go, never to hear of them again, everyone is important. And the story wouldn’t be the same without them all.

Happy midnight reading and don’t forget: Stay whole!

Short review:

connor-and-risa“I wish I could unwind time so I could experience this book from every possible angle, not passing through the moment, but living it.” 

[adapted from a book quote by Connor]

I am unwinding in the inside.

My thoughts are in a divided state and I can’t make myself rewind them.

This story is too powerful for words.

I just know that I LOVE this series.
I know that I love…
I… I know that…
I…
I…
… …

Book Teaser Video:

I love the fact that they’ve created all these wonderful teasers through the series.

🙂 And now that I am done with the books, I can’t wait to hear news about the upcoming movie!

Music of Choice:

Well, what would fit better than the one song from the book?

Audio Book Teaser:

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