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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Book 1) by [Neal Shusterman]
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"Elegant and elegiac, brooding but imbued with gallows humor, Shusterman's dark tale thrusts realistic, likeable teens into a surreal situation and raises deep philosophic questions. A thoughtful and thrilling story of life, death, and meaning." (Kirkus Reviews )

"Shusterman is no stranger to pushing boundaries. 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 monsters, this deals in what happens to men when there are no

monsters. When our reach does not exceed our grasp, when comfort is more easily obtained than struggle,

when our essential humanity doesn’t burn out but becomes slowly irrelevant, what becomes of us?

Readers will find many things in these pages. Answers to such unsettling questions will not be among

them." (Maggie Reagan Booklist, STARRED REVIEW)

About the Author

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his latest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. Visit Neal at StoryMan.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.

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  • Publication date : November 22, 2016
  • File size : 5432 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 449 pages
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (November 22, 2016)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B01BKR487W
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shusterman has written a near-perfect book that captured my attention and my heart and I cannot wait to read the next book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising and thought provoking. Good holiday read
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