The Resource Scythe, Neal Shusterman

Scythe, Neal Shusterman

Label
Scythe
Title
Scythe
Statement of responsibility
Neal Shusterman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (gleaned) by professional reapers (scythes). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe's apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe's apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice's first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives
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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
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Storyline
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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.
Awards note
  • Michael L. Printz Honor, 2017
  • Land of Enchantment Black Bear Award, 2019
  • YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534989
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shusterman, Neal
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • UG
LC call number
  • PZ7.S55987
  • PS3569.H8645
LC item number
  • Scy 2016
  • S29 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Reading level
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Arc of a Scythe
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Murder
  • Competition
  • Apprentices
  • Death
  • Murder
  • Science fiction
  • Apprentices
  • Competition
  • Death
  • Murder
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
Control code
ocn939706285
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9781406379242
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
Control code
ocn939706285
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9781406379242
Lccn
2016006502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939706285

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