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Book Recommendations (Nov 15, 2021)

GYEF: Week of November 15 Book Recommendation

Title: Unwind

Author: Neal Shusterman, American writer of young-adult fiction

Genres: Dystopian Fiction & Sci-Fi


This story takes place in the United States in the near future after the second civil war which was fought over abortion. After the dispute, the government gave rights to parents so that they could sign an order for their child between the age of 13-18 to be dissected so their organs could be transplanted to another recipient’s body or saved for later use. Three teens were scheduled to undergo unwinding, but things didn't go as smoothly as they planned…

Discussion Prompts:

  • In your opinion, do you think abortion is acceptable or not and why?

  • Does a fetus, under the First Constitution, deserve the right to live?

  • Does a fetus live a life separate from its creator?

  • On whom is the blame placed for an abortion?

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