Neal Shusterman

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The Thunderhead—a sentient, all-knowing version of the Age of Mortality "cloud"—symbolizes the best and the worst elements of humanity. The Thunderhead is impartial, kind, and does the work of caring for the entire population by…

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Anastasia Romanov

The name Citra takes on when she becomes an ordained scythe—Anastasia Romanov—symbolizes Citra’s hopes for positive change in the Scythedom. The historical Anastasia Romanov was seventeen years old when she and the rest of the…

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