Arc of a scythe volume 1
Simon & Schuster BFYR
433 pages ; 22 cm
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""In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"--
First Simon & Schuster BFYR paperback edition.
227 pages ; 21 cm.
Six teenagers, each tormented by what seems to be an exaggerated adolescent affliction, come together to try to stop the "beasts" that threaten to destroy them and the world.