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February 22, 2017

Scythe (Scythe #1) by @nealshusterman @simonschuster #BookReview

 
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.



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28954189-scythe


Award-winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age. After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.






In a world where death doesn't happen naturally, a computer is all-knowing, and Scythes are the gods of death, there's always a flaw. Two teens, Rowan and Citra, take on the task of Scythe apprentices. They go through so many obstacles that will change them. This was an easy read and it was enjoyable. Stayed up late every single night.






Book in a Pinch
Two teens become Scythe apprentices and go through many obstacles.

 Go Into This One Knowing 
No language, no bad scenes, just tons of death.








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"The scythe arrived late on a cold November afternoon. Citra was at the dining room table, slaving over a particularly difficult algebra problem, shuffling variables, unable to solve for X or Y, when this new and far more pernicious variable entered her life's equation.

Guests were frequent at the Terranova's apartment, so when the doorbell rang, there was no sense of foreboding--no dimming of the sun, no foreshadowing of the arrival of death at their door. Perhaps the universe should have deigned to provide such warnings, but scythes were no more supernatural than tax collectors in the grand scheme of things. They showed up, did their unpleasant business, and were gone."









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