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Neal Shusterman

Biography

Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is the author of many novels for young adults, including UNWIND, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, EVERLOST, and DOWNSIDERS, which was nominated for 12 state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as "Animorphs" and "Goosebumps." The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California

Books by Neal Shusterman

by Neal Shusterman - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe --- it does not like what it sees. A year has passed since Rowan has gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

by Neal Shusterman - Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life --- and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe --- a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Connor Lassiter’s fight to bring down Proactive Citizenry and find a suitable alternative to unwinding concluded in UNDIVIDED. Now Connor, Risa and Lev are free to live in a peaceful future --- or are they? Neal Shusterman brings back his beloved Unwind characters for his fans to see what’s left for those who were destined to be unwound. 

by Neal Shusterman - Dystopian, Young Adult 12+

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.

by Neal Shusterman - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, CHALLENGER DEEP is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn.

by Neal Shusterman - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the last safe haven for Unwinds. But this time, they’re running toward answers. Meanwhile Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. He knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels. The paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively.
by Neal Shusterman - Young Adult 12+

In honor of Old Man Crawley’s eightieth birthday, the Bonano family has been invited to celebrate with a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean aboard the world’s largest, grandest ship. But whether on land or at sea, Antsy can’t manage to stay out of trouble: He quickly finds himself the accomplice of stowaway and thief Tilde, whose self-made mission it is to smuggle onto the ship and across the U.S. border illegal immigrants from her native Mexico.

by Neal Shusterman - Fiction

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa --- and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp --- people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.