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Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

More tales of immortality in bloody collection of stories.

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age 12+

A return to the Arc of the Scythe world!

In a future world where death and illness have become elminated by a benevolent AI, the only death which the human race knows comes through the order of Scythes. Highly trained and held to a high moral code, these men and women have few boundaries. However, they are still human and are susceptible to corruption and ego. This is a collection of stories about the various Scythes and their good, bad, and absurd moments as bringers of death. This series is amazing and everyone wanted more. This collection from Shusterman gives readers a chance to revisit known and new characters across the Arc of the Scythe world. Like the other books in the Arc of the Scythe series, this book is full of themes to explore and characters to loathe and like.
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

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Sometimes a concept is too delicious to let go, and this collection of supplementary tales will thrill longtime readers. With Gleanings, author Neal Shusterman and company are able to enter new territory or revisit favorite characters and settings. Newcomers need to read the original trilogy. Once up to speed, though, they're be ready for a mind-bending saga that mixes action and philosophy. Challenging, unique, and relentless, Gleanings is a welcome new component of the scythe story.

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