Favorite Books Featured: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Book Club members finish first novel. share their thoughts

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Favorite Books Featured: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Kaylee Villanueva Santos, Staff Writer

The Book Club finishes first reading: Arc of the Scythe book 1: Scythe, by Neal Shusterman. Book club is a 60 member group that gets together during lunches on Fridays to discuss the book they are currently reading.

Every month the Book Club chooses a different novel to read and discuss. Continue reading to find out what the members have to say about the novel.

Here is the Book Club’s brief description of ScytheA 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.

Following the overpopulation issue like Logan’s Run, or The Giver, Scythe puts the reader in a wonderland of abundance that must be controlled. Our romance begins with Rowan and Citra. Each has performed an act of selflessness that Scythe Faraday recognizes, so he hires them as apprentices. They must compete and face four conclaves (meetings where their tests are given) before one will be given a ring that represents the scythedom. Scythes have the duty and power to kill and the ring gives them the power to protect. This book has our couple fighting to win the ring and fighting to stay alive! 

What Book Club members are saying about Scythe:

  • “You’ll love the characters because they are full-bodied and alive. You’ll cry, throw your book, and hug it as the story unfolds. Don’t miss this epic read!”
  • “Reserve book 2 now, because you will be upset if you don’t.”
  • “This will make you laugh, cry, and smile…one that makes you sad it ended.”
  • “How could the bell ring? I have to finish reading it! “
  • “Your mouth will hang open while reading this book.”
  • “You will connect with this futuristic world. Scythe is going to make you believe that it will happen to you!”

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