A boy named Connor and a girl named Risa take a younger boy named Levi, Lev for short, as hostage after all three of them escape from being sent to get unwound. A process in which kids ages 13-18 are sent to a place where people remove their body parts and their parts are given to people all around the world who might need new parts. As they hide out in the woods from juvey-cops, they get to know each other a little more.
Keep on walking!
Don't even think on running!
Connor and Risa end up separated from Lev after trying to survive on their own for a while and end up meeting someone who can help them stay safe since they're unwinds on the run. They meet other unwinds and hide out in a basement under an antique shop.
I shouldn't be here
The person who helped Connor and Risa out have seemed to be doing this for a while, because all the Unwinds end up in a place called the Graveyard where a Geniral helps unwinds stay safe and hidden until they're 18 and can't be unwound anymore.
Listen up and listen good! That young man over there will be showing you all around.
You will stay and work here until you are no longer eligible for unwinding
Soon after, the three are reunited again but things are not the same. Risa, Connor, Lev and Ronald end up getting caught and are sent to a Harvest Camp, which is where they do the unwinding.
The harvest camp falls to pieces injuring and killing some unwinds while others try and escape. Connor and Risa end up in the hospital, Risa being paralyzed, and Lev ends up in a prison.
Risa and Connor help take the general's spot in The Graveyard and help new unwinds that are on the run just like they were.