Scythe – Neal Shusterman


81xxsrsppul   Scythe – Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442472426, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? The story takes place in a world beyond natural death, where disease and aging is eradicated and accidental death can be reversed in a hospital. The Thunderhead is the artificial intelligence that governs all. It contains all the memories and history of humankind. It knows exactly how to funnel resources and where to send them so there is no hunger. There is no war. There is no sickness. There is no death. There is only gleaning.

Excellent character development, clear writing, and fast-paced. Highly recommended.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? Neal Schusterman fans, as well as fans of the Hunger Games and Red Queen series.

Who should buy this book? School and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? YA Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Kasia Piasecka, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA

Date of review: 2/20/17

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