The Resource Scythe, Neal Shusterman

Scythe, Neal Shusterman

Label
Scythe
Title
Scythe
Statement of responsibility
Neal Shusterman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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
  • Gateway Readers Award (Missouri), 2019.
  • Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Young Adult, 2019.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico): Black bears (Grades 9-12), 2019.
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, High School category, 2019.
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2018.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming), 2018.
  • Westchester Fiction Award, 2018.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 2019.
Assigning source
Amazon.com
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Arc of a Scythe
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Murder
  • Grim Reaper (Symbolic character)
  • Young adult fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Scythe, Neal Shusterman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9781442472433
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016006502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939706285
Label
Scythe, Neal Shusterman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9781442472433
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016006502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939706285

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