It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Book:
Here’s what the three main characters from the first book are up to. Connor is the new caretaker of the airplane graveyard, where runaway unwinds are kept safe until they turn 17, as a new law has reduced the maximum age for unwinding. Risa is the chief medic there, and she is wheelchair bound as a result of the chop shop explosion and her refusal to accept a new unwound spine. Lev has recently been released from prison and must volunteer his time at a center that kidnaps tithes and reprograms them for reentry into society at age 17.
Readers also meet Miracolina, a tithe who strongly resists reprogramming and fascinates Lev. And then there’s Camus Comprix. As if it isn’t bad enough that unwinding occurs, Camus is a person(?) created from all unwound parts; so he is not born, but made. It’s fascinating to watch his development and frightening to witness his obsession with Risa.
The best part about UnWholly is the world-building. Readers get more insight into a society that could allow such things to be done to its young people. I absolutely loved how Shusterman included excerpts of political ads, television commercials, and the like so readers would be immersed in the culture. UnSouled is now creeping to the top of my TBR pile!
Currently Reading/Listening to: