rating: 4 of 5 stars
Quite frankly, I found a little sick pleasure in reading about a world where it’s illegal to get an abortion, but perfectly fine to have your unruly teen demolished for spare parts. That’s what working with the high school set on a daily basis will do for you, I guess. But I don’t think this book’s appeal is limited to the high school teachers and teen librarians of the world, quite the contrary. This sci-fi thriller set in in a future dystopia has a few twists and turns up its sleeve, which is a good thing – there are a lot of formulaic sci-fi novels out there that I’d just as soon not waste my reading time on. This book tells the story of three teens, scheduled to be “unwound” for three very different reasons, but are thrown together by circumstance, and must work together to try to make it to their 18th birthday (when it will once again be illegal to kill them). With an ending I didn’t see coming, I would definitely recommend this book to teens and adults alike.