What are some real-world conflicts in the book Unwind.

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In his novel, Unwind, Neal Shusterman addresses numerous real-life, real-world issues.  Presumably the most obvious of the issues touched upon in the story is that of the huge conflict between pro-life and pro-choice supporters.  This conflict is the basis for the bill that is passed that gives parents the choice to unwind their teenaged children.

Some other societal concerns that play roles in Shusterman's book are euthanasia, parental rights, terrorism, organ transplants (especially considering what many find to be questionable scientific advances and ethics), and religious extremists.  Shusterman does not shy away from bringing controversial topics into play in his writing.

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In his novel, Unwind, Neal Shusterman addresses numerous real-life, real-world issues.  Presumably the most obvious of the issues touched upon in the story is that of the huge conflict between pro-life and pro-choice supporters.  This conflict is the basis for the bill that is passed that gives parents the choice to unwind their teenaged children.

Some other societal concerns that play roles in Shusterman's book are euthanasia, parental rights, terrorism, organ transplants (especially considering what many find to be questionable scientific advances and ethics), and religious extremists.  Shusterman does not shy away from bringing controversial topics into play in his writing.

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