This book gets Five Stars for the characters and the writing style alone. I especially admired how the author wove together each of the tiniest and seemingly most insignificant details to form the overall complex storyline I found in this book.The idea is haunting and disturbing to anyone of conscience. However, I find it preposterous that anything like this would ever happen on so large a scale. I could see a few thousand of these kids getting unwound over the course of years, even counting the state homes... a few hundred thousand. But the amount of parents unwinding their own children is just crazy. I don't believe for a SECOND that so many parents would be fine with it.At one point, the author pretty much makes the point that if so many children were born their lives would become like paper clips in the digital world: meaningless and worth next to nothing except sold as scraps. I'm the oldest of 8 children, and I can tell you for a fact that each child in my family is loved and cared for on a level that would make unwinding a ridiculous option. Even if one of my sibs was extra annoying, there is no way my parents would have unwound one of them. I just don't see that many adults jumping on board this way of life.Other than that, I enjoyed the book very much. I will definitely be reading a TON of Shusterman books now.