The Resource Scythe

Scythe

Label
Scythe
Title
Scythe
Statement of responsibility
Neal Shusterman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomesa scythe must kill the one who doesn't
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Westchester Fiction Award, 2018.
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2018.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018.
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming), 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534989
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shusterman, Neal
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Arc of a scythe
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Scythe
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9e37420d-77ba-42bd-bd92-80e3b845d5ff
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781442472440
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Scythe
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9e37420d-77ba-42bd-bd92-80e3b845d5ff
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781442472440
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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