"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"--
Ages 12 up.|||830L Lexile|||adolescent
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.5 17 186662.