What is a theme or lesson from the book Unwind?

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One of the most valuable lessons to be learned from reading the book is that people should be valued for themselves, not for what they can do for other people. In other words, human beings should always be treated as ends in themselves, not as means to achieve some specific purpose.

Yet that's exactly what happens in the dystopian society depicted in such horrifying detail in Unwind. Here, certain people are not treated as ends in themselves, valued and cherished as unique individuals. Instead, they're seen as little more than a potential source of organs, which are to be harvested and then implanted in suitable donors.

Not surprisingly, there are those in this society who see that there's something fundamentally wrong with such an attitude towards life. Although some people are to be given the gift of life due to the unwinding procedure, this will only be at the cost of deliberately ending other people's lives, and this is morally unacceptable.

Thankfully, there are brave individuals like...

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