Connor, an Unwind, ends up causing a traffic jam as he runs from the police. He grabs the unconscious tithe, Lev, and runs into the woods; where he is also followed by a girl named Risa, who escaped the bus that crashed leading to a harvest camp.
Lev tries to turn in Risa and Connor into the police so that they can go to a harvest camp, but Pastor Dan tells him to save himself. Lev then turns on the fire alarm, so that they can escape. A teacher also helps Risa and Connor to escape to a safer place.
Connor and Risa go to an antique shop, where they meet 3 other AWOL Unwinds. They travel to different safe houses, and Roland ends up causing trouble along the way. Boys and girls are later separated into different crates leading to the graveyard.
They arrive at an airplane graveyard, where they meet the Admiral who started saving Unwind lives. Later, the Admiral's five goldens get murdered and he asks Connor to investigate who did it; Connor suspects Roland did it. When the other Unwinds found about their murder; they begin blaming and attacking the Admiral, leading to the Admiral having to be taken to the hospital.
At the harvest camp, Roland gets Unwound; leading Connor to soon be Unwound next. Lev's friends end up blowing up the harvest room before Connor could get Unwound. Lev saves Connor and Risa from the damage but ends up in jail after.
Connor ends up getting a new identity, so now he can't be unwound; he ends up getting Roland's arm because he lost his. Risa gets paralyzed but denies getting new limbs from an Unwind. Connor restarts the Graveyard again and his goal is to end Unwinding once and for all.