The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---
Title: Scythe by Neal Shustermann
The scythe arrived late on a cold November afternoon. Citra was at the dining room table, slaving over a particularly difficult algebra problem, shuffling variables, unable to solve for X or Y, when this new and far more pernicious variable entered her life's equation.Friday 56:
3) The Scythe's Pets: These were the people who went out of their way to engage the scythe and offer him something, with the secret (not so secret) hope that he might grant them immunity, or at least glean the person to their right instead of them some day.Comments: Scythe won a Printz Honor a few weeks ago and now I am reading it. A scythe is a person who kills people to cull down the population. there are no longer diseases that kill and the recuperative aspects in the body repair a person if they have suffered from an accident. So the only way to cull down the population is to kill a person purposely. That is the scythe's job. Obviously no one wants a visit in their home by a scythe. And most people avoid them in the store and the public places. When two teens are recruited as apprentice scythe, it is not an honor.
I am only a few chapters in the book. The topic is very distressing, even though it is fiction. But I guess that the relationship between the two apprentices should make for an interesting book.