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Neal Shusterman

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Neal Shusterman was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 12, 1962. He received degrees in psychology and drama from the University of California, Irvine. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal and a screenwriting job. He has written numerous books including The Dark Side of visa mer Nowhere, Red Rider's Hood, The Shadow Club, The Shadow Club Rising, The Eyes of Kid Midas, Shattered Sky, Unwind, and Antsy Does Time. He won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2015 for Challenger Deep. He also writes several series including the Skinjacker Trilogy, the Star Shards Chronicles, and the Unwind Dystology. As a screen and television writer, he has written for the Goosebumps and Animorphs television series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Neal Shusterman

Unwind (2007) 6,001 exemplar, 413 recensioner
Scythe (2016) 5,575 exemplar, 203 recensioner
Thunderhead (2018) 2,846 exemplar, 90 recensioner
The Toll (2019) 2,117 exemplar, 55 recensioner
Everlost (2006) 2,017 exemplar, 93 recensioner
UnWholly (2012) 1,533 exemplar, 89 recensioner
Challenger Deep (2015) 1,243 exemplar, 66 recensioner
The Schwa was Here (2004) 1,232 exemplar, 51 recensioner
Dry (2018) 1,163 exemplar, 45 recensioner
UnSouled (2013) 1,083 exemplar, 37 recensioner
Bruiser (2010) 867 exemplar, 49 recensioner
Full Tilt (2003) 856 exemplar, 25 recensioner
Undivided (2014) 764 exemplar, 25 recensioner
Everwild (2009) 734 exemplar, 29 recensioner
Downsiders (1999) 688 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Everfound (2011) 487 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe (2022) 408 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Antsy Does Time (2008) 394 exemplar, 21 recensioner
Teslas vind (2014) 357 exemplar, 15 recensioner
The Shadow Club (1990) 333 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Dread Locks (2005) 330 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Dark Side of Nowhere (1997) 328 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Game Changer (2021) 292 exemplar, 10 recensioner
UnBound: Stories from the Unwind World (2015) 284 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Roxy (2021) 208 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Scorpion Shards (1995) 201 exemplar, 2 recensioner
UnStrung (2012) 190 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Eyes of Kid Midas (1992) 184 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Edison's Alley (Accelerati Trilogy) (2015) 152 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Duckling Ugly (2006) 150 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Red Rider's Hood (2005) 149 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales (1993) 139 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Speeding Bullet (1991) 138 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Thief of Souls (1999) 132 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Shadow Club Rising (2002) 124 exemplar, 1 recension
Shattered Sky (2002) 110 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Ship Out of Luck (2013) 80 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Mindquakes: Stories to Shatter Your Brain (1996) 69 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Courage to Dream (2023) 68 exemplar, 3 recensioner
What Daddy Did (1991) 59 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Mindstorms: Stories To Blow Your Mind (1996) 44 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Dissidents (1989) 42 exemplar
Chasing Forgiveness (2015) 30 exemplar
I Am the Walrus (The N.O.A.H Files, 1) (2023) 21 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Get Your Book On! (2011) 10 exemplar
Resurrection Bay (2013) 7 exemplar
Piggyback Ninja (1994) 5 exemplar
Downside Up 5 exemplar
Guy Talk (1987) 4 exemplar
Kosiarze (2017) 2 exemplar
Kosení (2023) 2 exemplar
Break to You 2 exemplar
Fenster in der Nacht (2024) 1 exemplar
Cribas (2024) 1 exemplar
Sentença 1 exemplar
Glebia Challengera (2023) 1 exemplar
Bez citu (2022) 1 exemplar
Sucho (2019) 1 exemplar
Teslas loft (2014) 1 exemplar
Bez šance (2020) 1 exemplar

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Violent Ends (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 253 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Guys Read: Other Worlds (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 245 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 147 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 137 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 112 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 103 exemplar, 1 recension
What Are You Afraid Of?: Stories about Phobias (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 90 exemplar, 1 recension
Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar, 1 recension
Scary Out There (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar, 1 recension
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 35 exemplar, 1 recension


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Found: Boy from underground world i Name that Book (december 2021)


This is one of those books that, the longer you sit and think about it, the deeper it becomes. The basic premise upon which Shusterman founds his dystopian world is that a second American Civil War was fought over the pro-life/pro-choice debate. The horrible result is the compromise known as "unwinding." Essentially, life is sacrosanct until age 13, at which point kids can be broken down into their component parts for use in transplants. It is every bit as disturbing as it sounds.

When I understood the magnitude of the situation, of what this meant for a society, my initial reaction was incredulity. Surely, humanity could never arrive at such a decision. But even before the thought had finished forming, I knew it was thin. We live in a fallen, broken world, where any atrocity is possible given the right set of circumstances. Had I not grown up with the existence of nuclear bombs or the Holocaust, I might have thought those impossible too. The plain truth is that it could happen. Such a war, such an agreement could exist, which makes this novel all the more heart-rending. Like the best authors, Shusterman presents a story which inevitably leads the reader to question their own beliefs and assumptions.

This depth of field, ultimately, operates in the background of a very fine character-driven story. Connor, Risa, and Lev are fully-realized and distinctly written. They are all struggling to come to terms with the various roads which led them to unwinding, as well as the startlingly mature question of what they will become in the time they have left. There are many adults, myself included, that would likely shut down in a similar situation. The fact that Shusterman has his leads constantly evolving as people in a life of unsure length keeps his book from falling into an action-driven shallowness.

To be sure, there is plenty of action and intrigue throughout, but it acts in support of the story; it is not, in and of itself, the story. Shusterman's prose is so unobtrusive that it's nearly transparent. There are sections of the book which almost seem to appear before you, unfolding without aid of the words. This is most powerfully true in the scene in which one of the characters is actually unwound. Shusterman forces the reader through the entire process, keeping the focus tight to the unwind. Without question or hyperbole, it is the most disturbing, chilling passage I have ever read. That experience alone is worth the price of admission, but, fortunately, the book is much bigger than even this.
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Library_Guard | 412 andra recensioner | Jun 17, 2024 |
An outstanding work. Shusterman really dives deep into the philosophy behind his novels, and I appreciate that. While there are certainly some standard YA tropes, he steers them with a deft hand into unexpected places. It looks like a sequel is inbound, but the ending is satisfying if another book never materializes.
Library_Guard | 202 andra recensioner | Jun 17, 2024 |
The airplane graveyard, and the safe space is no more. Many kids were captured or killed and now Connor and Lev are on the run. They are off to find a hidden human who may be just the answer they need to defeat Proactive Citizenry. However, after a dangerous run in with a “fan” in small town America, they pick up a new ally, and a new set of problems.

Risa is trying to live with the changes she didn’t want, and Cam, our parts boy, wants to use his “perfect” self to take down the very people who made him.

These books are amazing. The rights the kids are fighting for, and the answers they find are astounding, and somewhat predictable. Kind of like the Purge movies. An organization making and fighting both sides of a moral war. This book is not as much of a gut punch as books one and books 2, but it is the need continuation to show the readers history, and how they might change it.
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LibrarianRyan | 36 andra recensioner | Jun 7, 2024 |
This was a masterpiece- but what else have I come to expect from Neal Shusterman? He's cool like that.

This book comes from a completely implausible premise- a boy named Brewster who automatically takes on the wounds of everyone he loves. His brother Cody kicks a rock? It's Brew's toe that hurts. Neal Shusterman has a knack for writing the supernatural believably. His character's don't go into long explanations of how they're "this way". Like in The Schwa Was Here, the character doesn't know why he has this power, and he doesn't like it, but he's learned to live with it.

This book was also relatable. The unnatural was explored through well-understood circumstances of high school life, sports injuries, teenage friendships, romances, and rivalries, abuse, and parents' divorce.

I love how Shusterman described the soft terror of not feeling upset.
I love how little-boyish Cody was. It's hard as a grown person to put yourself back in your third-grade brain and think how you would have responded at that age. Shusterman has it down.
I love how Brewster and Brontë were friends. Not Just Friends, but their relationship wasn't all making out and cuddling and stuff. It was watching out for each other and trying to help each other- even if sometimes their help wasn't as good as they thought it would be. They are possibly the normalest literary teen couple I've read (at least since I was a teenager myself).
I love Tennyson's friendships with his sister and her boyfriend. He was a good friend. He was also really selfish, which is human nature.
I LOVE the scene of the uncle's stroke. Has Neal Shusterman had a stroke and remembers what is was like? Whoa.
I love how the first chapter made me laugh out loud multiple times ("Rest her soul") and then the book got so heart-wrenching and serious. This is how you write. I took the bait from the first 2 pages and then I was reeled into this world of heartache, or the emptiness of its absence.
I love the whole vegetarianism thing.
I love the format of a lot a Brew's poetry. There's the one that works itself backwards at the end, it's really cool. Sometimes the verse form seemed force but other times it was so awesomely effective.

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johanna.florez21 | 48 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |


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