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Scythe

Shusterman, Neal. Book - 2016 R Printz Honor 2017, Teen Book / Fiction / Dystopian / Shusterman, Neal, Teen Fiction / Shusterman, Neal None on shelf 1 request on 15 copies Community Rating: 4.9 out of 5

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"In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"-- Provided by publisher.

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Cool submitted by frodobaggins on June 17, 2017, 1:49pm Really cool deep book.

Really Well-Written submitted by tkapoor on June 17, 2017, 1:51pm I think this book is really cool. It gives you a different view to the future and death in general.

Fast read submitted by ashflowtuff on July 2, 2017, 6:26pm This was a really interesting story with well developed characters. The story will really pull you in and you won't be able to put this book down. I finished it in two days. It's pretty violent and a bit graphic, so I wouldn't recommend it for younger than high school readers.

Intriguing submitted by pixel gamer 3000 on August 13, 2017, 11:04am Scythe is a unique book. I haven't read many like it. It really makes you think about death, and killing, and the moral implications of many different things. The entire book pulls you in and begs you not to stop reading. I would totally suggest this book to any avid reader of sci-fi.

Interesting universe/concept submitted by Xris on June 16, 2018, 7:58pm Shusterman always has a dark look at things, but in a way that makes it a riveting read. Want to read the next one!

Amazing and Thought-Provoking submitted by sophie.motawi on June 18, 2018, 10:08pm Unlike anything I've ever read, Neal brought us a intriguing and fantastic story! It made me as a reader think about the values we have that make us human. Each chapter kept me on my toes, and the ending is phenomenal. A great read.

Decent writing, incredible ideas and themes submitted by kassafrass on July 28, 2018, 10:16am Shusterman's writing is not particularly subtle, or exceptionally elegant, but I think it works well enough for his target audience. Characters range from okay to good, but only one or two are great. However, his creativity, ideas, and themes get a five star rating from me. Loved the thought provoking ideas about death, suicide, compassion, grief, and mortality in this book.

Wonderful Book! submitted by Nicola on June 25, 2019, 6:08pm My son really enjoyed the book, if you like dystopian and futuristic books, you will love this one!

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SERIES
Arc of a Scythe


PUBLISHED
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
Year Published: 2016
Description: 433 pages ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781442472426

SUBJECTS
Death -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.