Neal Shusterman's Unwind imagines a world in which a war has been fought over abortion (the Second Civil War), after which pre-birth abortion becomes illegal. Instead, families are required to raise their children until at least age 13, and at that time they can opt to have their children "unwound." The unwinding process uses 99.44% of the body for other things (organ transplants, for example). The compromise is struck because unwinding does not destroy the body, and so it's not considered abortion in legal terms.
Connor is sixteen years old when his family decides he should be unwound. He runs away. There are a number of reasons why Connor, individually, should not be unwound.
1. Connor is a kind individual who is willing to put himself at risk to save and protect others. Even though a cop car is driving by, he retrieves a storked baby from a porch in hopes the child will not be another victim of unwinding.
2. Connor exhibits a number of skills throughout the book. He's talented at fixing...
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