The Main Characters are Connor, Risa, and Lev. Connor is a tall white kid with brown hair and brown eyes who acts according to his gut. Risa is an Umbro girl with black hair who plays piano and is calm and collected. Last is Lev, who is a short, blonde kid who was once a tithe but changes drastically shortly after he meets Cy-Fi.
Connor, Risa, Lev, and all the other Unwinds are trying to survive to 18 years-old so they can live a free life.
The Juvey-Cops and society are out to find and capture Unwinds who are sentenced to be unwound.
At the end of the book, Connor and Risa run the Graveyard, and Lev goes to prison and later house arrest to fill out his sentences and actions as a Clapper.