Neal Shusterman

Shelfie Score: 63%

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 448


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 t...

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I don't typically read a lot of YA, but since this book is so highly rated, I thought I would give it a shot. It was an enjoyable read. It has an interesting premise and characters, a fast-moving plot and is well written. It doesn't have the nuance of adult fiction, but if you just want a good story or are in a reading slump, give it a try.


Bookaxe Characteristics for Scythe

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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