Thunderhead - Neal Shusterman - Thorndike - 978-1432876678
Thorndike Press


  • Neal Shusterman
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432876678
  • ISBN-13: 9781432876678
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.95 lbs ( .88 kgs)
  • 794 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020



A New York Times Bestselling Author
A National Book Award-Winning Author

The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe — it does not like what it sees.

A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent.

As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change.

Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

Age Range: 12 and up | Grade Level: 7 and up | Lexile Measure: 870L


Customer Reviews

“Interweaving heady questions of morality, responsibility, loyalty, and power, Shusterman builds to a devastatingly intense conclusion that sends the characters and larger world into terrifying new territory.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Shusterman wields his magic once again in this continuation . . . even better than the first book.”

— School Library Journal

“Shusterman widens the already impressive scope of his neat-future utopia while also keeping a deft finger on the pulse of our own turbulent times. Exceptionally clear-eyed and brutal in its execution.”

— Booklist

“Relish this intelligent and entertaining blend of dark humor and high death tolls.”

— Kirkus Reviews