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UnDivided

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UnDivided

Neal Shusterman is the author of more than 30  books for children and young adults, and UNDIVIDED is the conclusion to his ever popular Unwind dystology.  Connor, Lev and Risa are determined to stop unwinding, and they will do anything they can to put an end to it. Cam wants to take down Proactive Citizenry for a whole different reason --- Risa. He wants Risa to love him just as much as he loves her, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. As they continue to bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, the danger is greater than ever. Will they succeed?
 
I have always been a huge fan of Neal Shusterman. I’ve also noticed that sometimes, the endings to series aren’t exactly the best (i.e. ALLEGIENT). But, I feel as though UNDIVIDED did Unwind series justice. I loved how the characters have such a strong presence, how they are really conflicted and that they are trying to bring about change in the world. Shusterman is one of the only authors who could make this storyline so realistic and put you into the world of unwinding. 
 
I also like how the third and fourth Unwind books included a little bit more of the vile Starkey. He really adds the element of creepiness and is one of the best antagonists in a YA series.  He really makes the story that much harder to put down. As for Cam, I have grown a little bit fond of him throughout the series. Although I started out hating him, I came to feel that he isn’t so dark after all, which also added to the storyline. I also like how even though there are a lot more characters that have been developing in the third and the fourth books, Risa and Lev remain extremely important characters to the story.
  
Shusterman is one of the only authors who could make this storyline so realistic and put you into the world of unwinding.   
 
Through the course of the novel, I was constantly wondering how it was going to end, and I wasn’t quite prepared for the ending that was written.  I loved how, upon finishing the book, I felt as though the series was actually finished, and not that there should be another book to follow up with the characters.  I would recommend this novel to those who are anxiously awaiting the conclusion to the dystology, and I would recommend UNWIND for those who have not yet started the dystology.

Reviewed by Aspen R., Teen Board Member on October 24, 2014

UnDivided
by Neal Shusterman

  • Publication Date: November 10, 2015
  • Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult 12+
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 148140976X
  • ISBN-13: 9781481409766