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Author: Neal Shusterman; Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers (Firm),
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2016] ©2016
Series: Arc of a scythe, bk 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe's apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe's apprentice. And  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Young adult works
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Shusterman; Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers (Firm),
ISBN: 9781442472426 1442472421 1406379247 9781406379242
OCLC Number: 939706285
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor, 2017
Land of Enchantment Book Award, Black Bear, 2019
YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017
Description: 433 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: Arc of a scythe, bk 1
Responsibility: Neal Shusterman.

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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). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe's apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe's apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice's first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

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Scythe owes an obvious debt to Unwind (2007) and its sequels, and this succeeds as a sort of shadow companion to Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy: instead of exploring the ways in which men are Read more...

 
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