Thursday, June 24, 2010


Unwind is undoubtedly one of those books that makes the reader think. It makes you take a real-world issue and think about it on a deeper level. It also puts us in the future, to what could happen if things go a certain way.

Unwind is a book that not only makes us think, but it keeps us riveted. I believe that what makes it so compelling is not only because of the issues it revolves around, but because of another important factor: the characters.

Yes, I truly believe that the characters made this book. Unwind focuses on the lives of three teenagers: Connor, Risa, and Lev. These characters are as deep and complex as anyone I have ever met. They are unique and different, and constantly changing and evolving as their world changes and evolves. This is what happens to real people, and these three could easily be real people that I meet on a daily basis.

I feel this way not only about the three main characters, but also about all of the minor characters. Through the short span of 335 pages, I felt a deep connection with every character who surfaced in these pages. Everyone was complex, everyone had a story to tell. It was extraordinary, how I could be so interested in the stories and lives of everyone in this book.

Having said that, the story in itself was incredible. I was intrigued from the first page, and I couldn't stop reading until I reached the conclusion. Once you're in this world, you find that you need to know what happens next. There is adventure and action, and yes, even a bit of romance. This is a book that will appeal to a wide variety of readers, and I would recommend it to anyone.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, sounds like a great book with dynamic characters, which is always a plus. Nice review :)