• Scythe
  • Scythe
ISBN: 144247243X
EAN13: 9781442472433
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 28, 2017
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 1.26" H x 8.23" L x 5.55" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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 best-selling Unwind Dystology series.

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.

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This is a great book to get students reading. It has enough action to keep people engaged. It is well written and an interesting read.
   Great concept
One of the standout features of this book is the character development. Shusterman does an excellent job of building complex, multi-dimensional characters that grow and change throughout the story. Citra and Rowan's journeys are especially compelling, as they are forced to confront their own beliefs and values in the face of the Scythe's brutal reality. Also the story concept itself is also highly intriguing, exploring themes of mortality, power, and the meaning of life. Shusterman presents a thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling vision of a future where death is no longer a certainty and questions the consequences of such a world. I loved this book and it was also a quick read.
This is an interesting world and I like it. It was different from other books that I have read. I devoured this book and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next one because of the fantastic characters like Rowan and Citra. Would 1000% recommend these to a friend.
   Just kind of simple.
I understand that this is a classic, but it just feels like everything I'm reading is superficial and meaningless. Being in a new world and learning about it doesn't have anything going for it. I got almost half of the way through the book before I wanted to finish the book. I don't know, I suppose I was expecting more philosophy than murder.
Scythe is one of the best books I have read in a long time. If you can pick up the writing style, you can enjoy reading it and still provide plenty of detail. I would recommend this book to others. The next book in the series will leave you wanting to pick it up.
It has been a long time since a book caught my attention in this way. I couldn't put it down. I finished the book in two days, and it hooked me. It has a fascinating concept, great characters, and moves at a nice pace. During my reading of this book, I didn't start skimming a page to hurry things along. That is the best compliment I can give it.
   You won’t regret this read.
I am glad I bought this book because it is so out of the norm. This book is amazing. Every disease and impairment has been cured across the globe in a world where humans are immortality. Scythes were specially selected to keep the population under control. It is a sci-fi novel. I can't recommend it enough.
   Pleasant young adult fiction. But the premise doesn’t hold together. This ain’t Larry Niven.
It is a pleasant book. You have to suspend your disbelief to read it. A society that has conquered mortality resorts to institutional murder by a flawed group to control population, instead of simply limiting the birth rate Nobody smuggles their relations away for the black market rejuvenation. It's hard to get past that for me.
   A future we could be heading towards, good read
Really enjoyed the future world. The small details that the author came up with made the society realistic to me. I loved maze runner, an ember in the ashes and hunger games so I was looking for a good summer read that was similar. It had action, drama, a subtle romance that was not annoying, and strong characters. There is a character for boys and girls to relate to. Can't wait to read the next book.