34. Unwind – Neal Shusterman – Unwind is the best young adult novel I have read in a long time. It takes place in the future after the war between pro-life and pro-choice ends in a strage compromise. The compromise is that abortion is deemed illegal, but parents can choose to "unwind" their children from the ages of 13-17. The book is about the efforts of three "unwinds" to escape the harvest camps – where unwinds are kept until it is their turn to be operated on – until they turn 18. The operations involve taking the person apart, piece by piece, and donating their organs to people who need them. While reading this book, I never did feel like I was reading a yound adult novel. It is a very well-written book that has adult appeal since the premise is so different from anything I've read before.