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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.

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.

Date Nov-2016
ISBN13 9781442472433
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Formats Print / eBook / Audio
Pages 352
Age Level Young Adult / Teens (12 & up)
Genre General Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Sub-Genres Action Adventure
Awards 2016 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*), 2016 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*), 2016 Booklist -- Starred Review (*), 2016 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*), 2017 Michael L. Printz Award -- Children-Y/A Fiction (Honor Book)