Publication Date: November, 2017
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Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
Scythe manages to take the future setting that you know and love, and do something unique and captivating. It lets the reader look into a world with immortality, and a solution that has worked for a long time, but is starting to unravel. The story is captivating and has enough twists to keep things fresh, but not too confusing, and each twist makes sense and feels right within the story. I would recommend Scythe to any 14 or older fan of futuristic stories, and even fantasy novels. - Max