The Unwind Dystology is a series of science fiction novels by young adult literature author Neal Shusterman. It consists of Unwind, UnWholly, UnSouled, and UnDivided, as well as the companion books UnStrung and UnBound. A feature film adaptation of the first book is currently being planned.

The series centers on a group of people set for unwinding during a time in the future when children between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can be "unwound" by their parents. In this future, it is widely believed that, since the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, life for the unwinds do not technically end.


  • The series was originally set to be a trilogy and would have concluded with UnSouled; when the aforementioned book reached 630 pages, Neal and his editors decided to split the books and have the fourth book UnDivided conclude the series.[1][2]


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