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ISBN: 144247243X

ISBN13: 9781442472433

Scythe, 1

(Book #1 in the Arc of a Scythe Series)

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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 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...

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Loved this book. The interesting part was life is not something that is fragil anymore. You can live forever, unless you have been chosen to be gleaned. A group of elite people have been gleaning people to keep the balance in the population. Every year a scythe takes an apprentice to teach and hopefully be selected to be a new scythe.

What an interesting concept

An order of grim reapers sent to "glean" a seemingly utopian society. The word building is fresh and original, the characters were dynamic, well-written, and likable. The story was great. Call me a fan of this story- I can't wait to read the rest.

Loved it!

Great story! Very interesting read.

This is a must read!

I loved this book way more than I thought I would when I first picked it up. The gleaning journals on the pages before each chapter were filled with thought-provoking lines from other Scythes, and I really enjoyed their views on humanity and the "mortality age." Throughout the novel I couldn't help but wonder what life would be like if death was "the exception and not the rule." The whole idea of society approved killers was very unique and I couldn't put it down! Definitely worth the read!

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