Study Guide

Unwind Characters

By Neal Schusterman

Connor Lassiter

Connor, our main protagonist, is a troublemaker from the first page to the last—he just...

Risa Megan Ward

Risa is a piano playing orphan, or in other words, a ward of the state. Hence her last name,...

Levi "Lev" Jedediah Calder

Like Anna in My Sister's Keeper, Lev was born to die. He's a tithe, which means his parents had...

Roland

Connor and Risa meet Roland (no last name given) in the basement of the antiques shop that's part...

Admiral Dunfee

Admiral Dunfee is a former Navy man, a self-described "Fish out of water" (4.29.49), and in...

Cyrus "CyFi" Finch

CyFi is a teen that helps Lev when Lev finds himself on the run. CyFi defines words like Lemony...

Clappers

The Clappers are a band of suicide bombers who don't live for the applause, they die for it. We...

Minor Characters

We meet a few other unwinds on Connor and Risa's journey across half the U.S. There's Hayden, the...