A couple quotes:
"The sad truth about humanity, Risa was quick to realize, is that people believe what they're told. Maybe not the first time, but by the hundredth time, the craziest of ideas just becomes a given."
I feel it's true, which makes it very scary
"In fact, that fear triggered the war more than anything else. One side claimed the ferals were created by the collapse of family values, while the other side claimed the ferals were a product of rigid beliefs that no longer met the world's needs."
This to me has a lot of today in it. I know I've said many times I thought the collapse (ok I didn't use that word.) of family values was what is hurting us as a society.
I liked how the beginning of the book has a "and the answer is...." section. It refreshed the story line without taking up a lot of story time in the new book.
Miracolina - Her essay on "the life your going to live" made me think for a split second about how unwinding helps people. Which is why I think Shusterman put it in there. I felt Connor was kinda lost in this book. Where the new player Starkey made me think of a slow moving virus that you pick up and don't know your becoming sick until it's too late. Oh I really disliked him. There were several things that made me sad .(show spoiler)
So I thought maybe this book would end not in a jumbled up mess and I could wait for the next book. But it ends in such a way I feel p*ssy I have to wait so long for the next one.
It was good, just not as good as Unwind.