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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. * Booklist (starred review) * 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 (starred review) * Shusterman starts off this series in dramatic fashion as he creates an engrossing world that pulls readers in and refuses to let them go... A truly astounding, unputdownable read and a fast-paced beginning to an excellent sci-fi series. A must-have. * School Library Journal (starred review) * This first volume in an anticipated trilogy offers forbidden love, mass murders, cool philosophical musings, and a well-developed futuristic society-plenty to guarantee interest in the planned two followups. * BCCB (starred review) * This powerful tale is guaranteed to make readers think deeply. * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *

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Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Bruiser, which was a Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) choice, a YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick, and on twelve state lists; The Schwa Was Here; and the Unwind dystology, among many other books. He lives in California with his four children.

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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 Slow-burn futuristic YA thriller
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4.0 out of 5 stars I’m absolutely in love. The way Shusterman envisioned the world would work ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book, can't wait to read book 2!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book. Intriguing and surprising but quite slow paced.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ... view as to what the world order could be like in an ever increasing and ageing population
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