Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) 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.
Simon and Schuster
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"before i right a quick review just wanted to say i’m back reading books i was in a slump. ok i rate this book a 3.5 outta five stars. idk maybe a four. i rly love the whole idea and plot. but it was just a very boring read and took two months bc i couldn’t get through it😭. i also read it for a huge project so ig that doesn’t help much either. i’ve have been wanting to read it. i also just bought the other two books in the trilogy so i’m hoping it gets better. overall hard to rate."
"This book is sooo good!! 10/10!!! Its like a cross between The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands and the Hunger Games by Suzzanne Collins! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! There’s a little bit of swearing, but it’s not very often and they’re not like ‘the super bad’ ones XD. Nothing sexual. Lots of violence and gore tho. "