One of my best friends and I have recently been exchanging a lot of book recommendations, usually accompanied by a lot of excited squealing and fangirling - "Omg, this book is AMAZING!!! You have to read it, like, NOW!!!" - and we always love what the other has recommended us. One of the first books my friend recommended to me (which really was 'AMAZING!!!' ) and which I am now going to recommend to you was...
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
"The Second Civil War was
fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is
inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between
the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child
"unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into
different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too
difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not
enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and
raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to
You're probably thinking one of two things. Either, 'Oooh! That sounds COOL!' or 'Urgh, that sounds gross!' I was with the first group when I first read the blurb - true, the whole concept of unwinding is a little creepy (and there is even a scene in the book where you get to see a child actually go through the unwinding process...but it's not gory at all; in fact it's extremely well written and handled) but Unwind really is an amazing book which I loved, and I hope you will too! A must-read for any dystopian fans!