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Death as Virtue: Ruminations on Mortality and ‘The Toll’

Neal Shusterman is one of those authors who made me want to be one.  A close friend of mine from high school (who has now worked at a library for several years) recommended his book Everlost to me, and ever since then I’ve devoured most of what he’s written.  It’s partially for those reason that I was surprised to find the conclusion to his latest trilogy (The Toll, of the Arc of a Scythe series) a bit disappointing.  After doing some thinking on it, I think I’ve discovered why – and it stems from a crucial question of worldview.

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