Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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Young Adult

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Title: Scythe
By: Neal Shusterman
Published: 2016
Call #: YA Fiction Shust.N

A world where there is no disease, no hunger and jumping off buildings and being sent to revival centers are some people’s only source of fun sounds perfect, right?  Wrong! There is nothing perfect about Scythes who are commanded to control population growth by murdering random people. Citra and Rowan find themselves in the middle of this imperfection as they are chosen to apprentice for scythes but as they master the talent that is known as gleaning they learn far more than how to sling a blade; they learn compassion.

However, when their master scythe becomes unreachable they are separated and pitted against one another. After spending so much time working together, can Citra and Rowan really compete against each other?  “Scythe” is a wickedly disturbing utopian novel that will leave your stomach turning and your heart wrenching.


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