Monday, February 21, 2022

Micro Mention "Scythe"

Neal Shusterman

"Scythe" by Neal Shusterman is a young adult novel that deals with the usual YA concerns, first loves, first heartbreaks, coming of age, et cetera, but it's also wrapped around an interesting sci-fi question of: "what are humans like as functional immortals?"

The answer, somewhat predictably, is pretty awful. 

I don't exactly mean this as a criticism of the book because if everything was hunky-dory, then it would be pretty hard to tell a compelling story about the subject. After all, a story requires conflict in some form to be engaging. If there's no conflict, well, it's more of a recitation of events than a narrative.

Overall, if you like YA novels, "Scythe" will serve you well.

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