Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: "Unwind"

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for me to post a few snippets from my current book!
As many of you probably already know, Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
~Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences (or short paragraphs) from somewhere on that page.
~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
~Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Basic Book Information:
Title: Unwind Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Genre: Teen Fiction/Teen Fantasy, Futuristic Summary (B&N):
Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed - but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.
In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges listeners' ideas about life - not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.
My Teaser, from page 150:
"So, whaddaya say we have some fun and make sure you don't get unwound for nine months?" Risa had never been a screamer. The way she always saw it, screaming was a show of weakness. A sign of defeat. Now she has to admit defeat, for although she has lots of experience warding off creeps, Roland has even more experience being one.
Hmm... I'm just barely starting this book, so I haven't even reached this spot-- your guess at what's going to happen is as good as mine! Unless, of course, you've already read the book. ;)
Better get going on tomorrow's 'Waiting On' post-- I still need to pick a book... And still work on Friday's 'Want to Read List'--- I think it may be nearly as long as the B's!
Until Next Time, The Book Queen

1 comment :

Amy C said...

Oh looking forward to another list from your "want to read list" posts! Love those :).