Un-Souled by Neal Shusterman

UnSouled (Unwind, #3)UnSouled by Neal Shusterman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Can't wait for Book #4! In this 3rd installment of the Unwind Dystology, Connor has been captured by Argent who wants to show him off to the world but Argent is thoroughly disgusting as a character. He has a sister, Grace, who he is so nasty, angry and rude to- she is labeled "low cortical" which means she is lacking in her mental capacity (boy do they get that wrong) but it is Grace who ends up helping Connor escape and goes with him and Lev to find out answers to the unwinds, Proactive Citizenry and try to find Jansen Reinschild's wife, Sonia (they invented unwinding). Argent meets up with Nelson, the parts pirate who is consumed with finding Connor and they are both detestable characters, along with Starkey who thinks he is the God of the Storks and has no moral compass. I enjoyed the parts involving Risa, I can't make up my mind about Cam; I like him sometimes and I don't like him other times. I know he really loves Risa and wants to prove it by taking down Proactive Citizenry and his creator, Roberta but so far he hasn't really escaped Proactive Citizenry. When Connor, Lev and Roberta go to the Indian reservation to be protected things begin to test the friendship of Connor and Lev. Lev is trying to recuperate after being hit by a car driven by Connor and Cam comes to the reservation hoping to find Risa and how Cam knows to go to this reservation is the result of his having some of the "parts" (like the hands) of an Indian who was rewound, yuck! I am looking forward to seeing more development of Grace as a character; she is definitely making herself very useful to Connor and Risa. The whole idea of unwinding and the unscrupulousness of the world towards teens make me cringe---Shusterman has done a fantastic job of creating a dystopian world at odds with teens, life and identity. Couldn't put this book down!

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