Thou shalt kill.
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.
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I had no idea what this book was about before I started reading it. I picked it up because it’s a Printz Medal winner, so it had to be good, right? Yes. I went in totally blind but it paid off so well. I absolutely loved how Neal Shusterman took a no-holds-barred look at the role death plays in our lives and explored the problems of immortality. All of this packaged up with characters to cheer for and a fascinating world. I can’t wait to have this book for my shelves.