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Scythe by Neal Shusterman
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really liked it

I picked up this book primarily because the art on it is simply amazing. I know this book has been popular with the YA crowd, but I didn't pick it up until it was on my school's list for Battle of the Books.
The synopsis had me rolling my eyes a little bit - teenagers acting as death? I wasn't so sure about it. I read it anyway. After the first couple of chapters, I still wasn't quite convinced. It seems as though there would be a better way of controlling a population boom than government (or Thunderhead, as it may be) condoned murder.
However, this book did end up better than I anticipated. I still have problems with the premise - I have questions about how exactly the population is staying under control if the Scythes are not murdering people every second.
I did feel as though Rowan and Citra were fully realized characters, and I appreciated the twists and turns of the story. However, I am not entirely sure I was sold enough to read the rest of the series.

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Reading Progress

March 7, 2018 – Started Reading
March 7, 2018 – Shelved
March 17, 2018 – Finished Reading

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