Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.

Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.

But more trouble is brewing. Starkey’s group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they’ll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad—which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.

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Awards & Honors

2008 ALA Top Ten Picks for Reluctant Readers
2008 ALA Best Young Adult Book list
2010 Japanese Sakura Medal
2008 Bank Street Best Books of the Year
Nevada Young Reader Award WINNER
2010 Washington Evergreen YA Book award List WINNER
WINNER OF 2010 Oklahoma Intermediate Sequoyah Award List
Nominee for 2010 Oklahoma High School Sequoyah Award List
2009/2010 Texas Lonestar Award List
2009 Texas Tayshas Award List
2009/2010 Virginia Readers Choice Award WINNER
2009/2010 Indiana Rosewater High School Book Award WINNER
2010 Utah Beehive Award Nominee
2009/2010 Missouri Gateway Readers Award WINNER
2010 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award List
2009/2010 Vermont Green Mountain Book Award
2010 Rhode Island Teen Book Award List
2010 Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award List
2009/2010 Georgia Peach Award List
2009/2010 Florida Teens Read Award List
2009/2010 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award List WINNER
2010-2011 One Book for Nebraska Teens WINNER
2010-2011 California Young Reader Medal Nomination
The United Kingdom Coventry Inspiration “Simply the Book” Award WINNER
2009/2010 Kentucky Bluegrass Award List
2010 South Dakota YARP Award List
2011 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award WINNER
2010-2011 New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Reads Award List
NY Public Library “Books for the Teen Age”
2010 New Jersey Garden State Children’s Book Award Nominee
2010 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award List
2011 Nutmeg Book Award Nominee WINNER
Vermont’s Green Mountain Book Award
2011 YALSA’s Popular Paperback Award List
2011 Iowa Teen Award List
Germany’s 2013 “Buxtehuder Bulle” Award — nomination

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14 Comments so far:

  1. Mei says:

    Thank you for the creation of this book series. It was not only engaging, but there was a cast of characters that were not perfectly aligned with their archetype labeling and I found that to be very inviting. It made for an interesting story indeed. I have read the Skinjacker books and Many other books of yours, but this was a highlighting series under your name. Thank you for Connor and Risa, Lev and Cam and this series of uncleanly wound antagonists. They’re more than easy to hate but quite easy to agree with and sympathize with in some cases. I can’t wait for your newer works to come to our libraries.

    • Haley says:

      Probably one of the best books I have read in a long time. I finished it in a day because you just want more. I can not stress how fantasic it was, it was like you put the mona lisa into a book series. The ending was the best ending to anything and you can be sure I will read all of your books.
      Thank you for creating a whole new world for us, but as I infered from you, it might merge with ours someday.
      Love you writing!

  2. Kelley Cresitello says:

    Hi there!

    I have been a huge fan of the Unwind Dystology since day one and today I just finished reading Undivided. What an amazing end to an amazing series!
    Any how, in honor of the ending of the Unwind Dystology, I based one of my recent school projects around the series. I was to remake two book jackets for the same book, one in color and one in black and white. I thought I would share them with other Unwind fans as I’ve become rather fond of them myself. The links are listed below where they can be seen.
    Thanks very much! I hope you enjoy them!


  3. Serena C. says:

    This is by far the best book series I have ever read! As well as the skinjaker trilogy this series provides action and romance. I love your writing and I very much love the idea of the Unwind series! I am very exited for the movie to come out and I very much hope it will be a lot like the book.

  4. Jessica says:

    This is the first time I have ever been happy with the way a book series ends. I absolutely love these books.

    • Neal says:

      Thanks! It’s always a struggle to create an ending that is satisfying, but doesn’t feel artificial, with everything wrapped up with a bow. No bows on UnDivided — but a conclusion that I hope readers find very satisfying.

      • roman miller says:

        It’s that kind of ending that takes courage. Its not a happy ending where everything is fine and thats needed to happen.Unpredicable in a genre stereotypical for everything neal didnt do in the series

  5. roman miller says:

    I’m one of the rare “speed readers” (25pgs per minute w/ 85% info intake).But for the first time since I read “vic & blood(a boy and his dog)” ,which was 4 years and and 100+ books later,I couldn’t accept not doing this series the justice of a sit-and-read word-for-word binge of this series.I would find myself thinking all the thoughts that people are to afraid to ponder. I’d describe the level of thouht provoking volumes this series has but its in the pages itself.

    The unwind series is a must read, in the same kind of way seal team six is the girl scouts.
    Neal Shustermans conpendium will be rembered in dystopianfiction in the same way we remember the shining in horror

  6. Rylee says:

    This was such an amazing series! It was really eye opening and I got through them in less than a week. I just want to thank you for writing these books because they really bring to light a different perspective. And they are really awesome, can’t forget that.

  7. Gracie says:

    These books were amazing! I’m still trying to find Undivided and I really want to read it. I can’t wait to find out what happens. I loved the third book especially. Thank you for creating them!

  8. Rebecca Perris says:

    Oh my goodness! This series was just so eye-opening, engaging and just incredible! It’s definitely one of those stories I’m going to re-read again, truly amazing. I loved the characters so much, they were developed, well written and I found it so easy to relate to them or hate them. And the way I actually felt sorry for Starkey in the end when I had so passionately been hating on him was brilliantly strange feeling, only a great writer can do that. A magical series- and to anyone who hasn’t read it, read it NOW!!!

  9. Jazmon Wilson says:

    Mr. Shusterman, I’m sure you have many request to turn your Unwind Dystology into a movie but I don’t think you understand the impact of your book actually has on your readers. I’m sure you’ve had many people (agents, publicists, fans, supporters, and even yourself) tell you about all the beneficial aspects of making a movie. I completely your book series over a course of 4 years and I absolutely love it !!!! I honestly do hope (maybe in the near future) you consider making a movie. The box-sells will sky rocket!!! In a way I feel like all the primary characters (Connor, Risa, and Lev) . Overall sir I personally enjoyed your Uhnwind Dystology and I recommend you to any and everyone. I do understand if you don’t want to do a movie, simple fact to keep your book sales steady but please, please, please consider it.

    Coming from a true fan of your work. ~ Jazmon WIlson

  10. Owen says:

    I really love how all the characters just get up and deal a serious blow to UnWinding at about the same time, Ingeniously.

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