A 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.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
This novel is another block buster by Neal Shusterman. The story will pull you through the pages quickly as you read about Citra and Rowan’s apprenticeship road to becoming a Scythe. Their first mentor gleans himself, and now Citra and Rowan are assigned to two completely different mentors. Citra’s mentor is respected and merciful, while Rowan’s mentor is ruthless and cruel. Which apprentice will be ordained a new scythe and what will happen to the other? Scythe will keep you reading to the final Winter Conclave ordination!
Novel Study includes:
Over 300 Novel Questions by Chapter (9 pages)
Answers for Novel Questions by Chapter with page numbers included (11 pages)
Vocabulary page - 15 words (1 page)
End of the Novel Test (including answers at the end of the test) - The test has vocabulary, character matching, short answer questions and 2 possible essay questions.
The questions are only literal questions that can be used as running quizzes as your read the novel in class. Instructors are free to create their own higher order thinking questions for this novel. There are loads of subject areas to discuss such as utopia, an all-knowing cloud, population control by the scythes, immunity for the scythe's family as long as they live, and many others.