During this whole predicament, Connor takes a hostage to ensure that the cops would not shoot actual bullets at him.
The bus scene from the beginning of the book was a very significant event as it truly portrayed how determined Connor, a runaway unwind, was to escape his unwind order. Connor runs away from the police after they pull over the truck he was stowing away in, and while Connor is running through the traffic of the highway he causes a bus to turn over and create a huge accident.
This scene from the novel is significant as it is the scene where Connor and Risa must think quickly to avoid being taken in by the police after Lev told the authorities about the unwinds that kidnapped him. Connor and Risa pretend to be suicide bombers to cause a commotion so they could escape by running with the crowd, showing another example of their fast decision-making skills
Another important scene is when Lev meets Cyrus Finch, or as Lev likes to call him, Cy-Ty. Cy-Ty is a kid who ran away from home and lives by finessing things out of people. The peculiar thing about Cy-Ty is that he had a piece of his brain replaced with a piece from an unwind who had a desire to steal shiny items and sometimes that side of his brain comes out and gives Cy-Ty impulses to steal without him even noticing it. The sudden impulses of Cyrus' brain make Lev realize that even after transplantation, the unwound child's personality still lives on in the body of another.
This scene from the novel is significant because at this point Connor and Risa had arrived at the "Graveyard", a lot of decommissioned planes that the Admiral uses to stow runaway unwinds from the police and government. This lifted Connor and Risa's spirits immensely and gave them hope for a better future for themselves.
WELCOME TO HAPPY JACK HARVEST CAMP :)
This point in the novel is another important one as it is the point after the "Graveyard" had been raided by the government following the riot at the "Graveyard", where Connor and Risa as well as Lev had been captured and sent to a camp to be unwound. The eerie thing about these harvesting camps is that they were always decorated with bright colors and misleading happy things around when the harsh reality was that the kids were about to be killed.
This scene from the end of the novel is important as it is after Connor, Risa, and Lev help to break out of the harvest camp and liberate the rest of the children there as well. Connor wakes up in the hospital after the big escape with a new arm, but his new arm is not just any new arm, it is from his nemesis Roland who got unwound before they could save him. This is ironic as now not only does Connor have an unwound limb, but it will forever remind him of that nemesis