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Read Common Sense Media's UnWholly: Unwind Dystology, Book 2 review, age of three of its chief instigators, Connor, Risa, and Lev, introduced in Unwind. Todd Parmenter Connor Michael Lassiter (the “Akron AWOL”) is a sixteen-year- old boy finds an unexpected loyalty to the Admiral, the leader of a runaway unwind camp where he is staying, and becomes has a good relationship with his family. . him in a painful way and sells his body parts on the black market. Preston. Their relationship, like Connor and Risa's feels natural and unforced and important in freeing the black market unwinds and saving Connor.
At the warehouse, Risa begins to understand the games Roland is playing in breaking up any groups of kids that might be a threat to him.
She tries to make Connor understand and stay calm, as a fight between the two of them is looming since Connor appears to be the next biggest threat to Roland. Connor takes her words to heart and isn't baited by Roland when he attempts to rape Risa in the bathroom. Shortly after, they are all taken to the Graveyard, an aircraft graveyardwhich is their final destination and where they will remain until they reach the age of eighteen and are safe.
A former admiral is in charge of the airplane graveyard and assigns the children to work detail where they can best be used. Connor becomes a mechanic and Risa becomes a medic, while Roland learns to fly a helicopter from Cleaver, the only other adult who knows about the kids. Roland starts up his trouble anew, spreading stories about the Admiral to sow dissent and to make himself the new leader. Connor ends up on the Admiral's side as a spy, and when a number of the higher up kids are killed, they investigate, believing Roland to be responsible.
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A short time in, Lev arrives, tougher than before, and joins a secret group that wants to damage Unwind facilities rather than just live out to age eighteen and then leave the camp. The Admiral has a heart attack during a riot caused by doubts sown by Roland, even though he is not there to direct it and take over.
Connor brings things under control and gets Roland and Risa to come with him to fly the Admiral to a hospital, knowing they will likely be caught. They are taken away to a harvest camp, where Risa unwillingly joins the band which plays at the unwinding and death of each child. Lev is at the camp as well, having turned himself in after becoming a clapper, a suicide bomber who has been injected with a liquid explosive triggered by clapping hard enough.
Roland is unwound due to his blood type being high on demand. Just as Connor is about to be unwound, the other two clappers, Blaine and Mai, who are at the camp with Lev, detonate their explosives at his request.Unwind Cast
He intends to join them, but at the last minute changes his mind, determined to pull out unwound youth from the wreckage and save Connor. He succeeds, then turns himself to the police. Back at the hospital, Connor and Risa unite again.
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Connor's injuries made him the unwilling recipient of a new eye, and an arm that formerly belonged to Roland, which he can tell from the shark tattoo on the arm. The nurse gives Connor a fake ID previously belonging to a guard killed in the explosion to save him from unwinding.
Risa refuses treatment despite being paralyzed from the waist down, and saves herself that way as well, as disabled people cannot be unwound.
Lev is saved by the explosive fluid in him, which is slowly being removed from his bloodstream. Risa and Connor return to the Graveyard to run it because the Admiral is too weak, having refused to take a new heart from an Unwind. They promise to begin fighting against harvesting. The story ends with a party at the Admiral's house, celebrating the birthday of his son, whom he and his wife unwittingly had unwound.
All the people who received parts from his son attend, bringing him entirely there. At the end of the book, Connor becomes the new Admiral for the Graveyard. This book has a sequel which is titled Unwholly. Characters[ edit ] Connor Lassiter the "Akron AWOL" is a sixteen-year-old whose parents signed the unwind order because of his constant fighting and getting thrown out of several schools. His escape and shooting of the Juvey Cop with his own tranquilizer gun creates a legend about the Akron AWOL, with stories that continue to become more elaborate with each telling.
Connor changes from being an uncontrolled fighter to a person who contains their rage enough to rationalize and see what's hidden in many dangerous situations. They find an unexpected loyalty to the Admiral, the leader of a runaway unwind camp where they are staying, when they discover the bodies of The Goldens, some of the Admiral's favorite Unwinds. She became a ward of the state home when her parents "storked" her directly after she was born. Risa is a very skilled piano player, but was scheduled to be unwound to cut orphanage costs and because the orphanage felt she had already met her full potential.
During a private conference with the headmaster, she feels like "her membership in the human race was just revoked. During their escape she manages to get food, clothes, and to get out of many sticky situations. She is very good at taking care of young babies and wounds. She becomes a medic in the Graveyard because of her experiences at the orphanage. Risa sees a great change in Connor when she helps him control his emotions and to think rationally about the situation instead of just fighting.
Levi "Lev" Jedediah Calder is, at thirteen, the youngest of ten children. He is described as angelic, with blond hair and blue eyes. Unlike Connor and Risa, Lev has a good relationship with his family. They are a very religious family and very loving towards each other. Unfortunately, however, as the tenth child in the family Lev is a "tithe," which means that he is slated to be unwound as a religious sacrifice. Lev's family gives ten percent of everything—including their children—as a sacrifice to the church.
At the beginning of the novel, Lev understands his role as a tithe and is willing to give himself for unwinding. He always knew that he would be unwound, and understood that it was his life purpose. Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book. Educational Value Although a science fiction adventure tale, UnWholly raises questions about the ethics of human organ transplantation and how a society might choose to demonize its teenage population.
Positive Messages UnWholly supports the notion that all human beings are unique individuals deserving respect and care.
By depicting a society where teenagers are seen as scapegoats and ready sources for transplantable organs, the novel emphasizes the inherent worth of the individual. Connor is the most obvious leader, constantly in charge the Graveyard and its young inhabitants. In dealing with the mysterious Cam, Risa must put her own feelings aside and prevent the massacre of her friends.
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Later while on the run, Connor found himself occasionally thinking of Ariana. While he slightly resented her for abandoning him, he did not fully blame her and often simply yearned for her.
He also even thought that it might have been a good thing because, unlike his new companion Risa WardAriana may not have lasted more than a few days as a runaway and may have slowed him down.
At one point, Connor even tried to etch a portrait of her on the ground, which Risa, Connor's eventual girlfriend, noticed and made fun of. Much later, Connor even considered addressing the letter Sonia instructed them to write to Ariana before ultimately deciding against it to write to whom he really wanted to: Also, he realized that he did not have much to say to her. In UnDividedConnor was back at Columbus and, while at his ledge behind the exit sign, immediately thought of the last time he had been there with Ariana and the conversation they had thereafter he had told her of his unwinding.
Considering it, Connor realized that he should not have been angry at Ariana for not coming with him, that he was more angry at himself than Ariana for wanting to put her in that kind of danger to begin with and realized how selfish he had been, that if he truly cared for her he would have protected her rather then try to pull her into it.
He also realized that he only thought he loved her because, at that time, he still did not know what it was really like to be truly in love. Personality Ariana is a "slave to fashion"—always getting the newest pigment injection the second it's in style, which her boyfriend then, Connor, was never into.