I can't remember what this book is. In it, a particular culture of people (who may or may not be human) celebrate each individual's first death as a coming-of-age ritual. I think that the person is intentionally killed by members of the community as part of the ritual, since they all reincarnate in some way. This novel is probably aimed at middle-grade readers. I can't remember any other details.

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    Beyonders, no quote but there is a Wizard born race that regrow via seeds. They celebrate the first death – Garret Gang Oct 25 '17 at 23:43
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    @GarretGang Yep, that’s it. Thanks! – Neithan Oct 26 '17 at 2:01
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    @GarretGang - If there’s not another question with that as an accepted answer, why not write up an answer? If not, I can write one: I recognized this, but I wasn’t sure about it. – Adamant Oct 26 '17 at 5:33
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    I don’t understand how this is a duplicate. Both questions have the same answer, but there is no overlap in details given. – Neithan Oct 27 '17 at 15:54
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    @Neithan This site has a policy to close story-ID questions as duplicates if and only if they have the same (confirmed) answer. (Even if one answer is a series and the other is a book in that series, as long as one question can be satisfactorily solved by reading the answers to the other.) Please remember that having your question closed as a duplicate isn't any kind of penalty. It's a reasonable question, with many upvotes; it just happens to have been answered before. – Rand al'Thor Oct 27 '17 at 18:44

Since this has gone 36 hours without an answer I'll expand Garret Gang's comment into an answer. The book is A World Without Heroes from the Beyonders series by Brandon Mull. The people who die and are reincarnated are the Amar Kabal. In chapter 18 Jasher tells Jason and Rachel:

Jasher paused, regarding them with icy blue eyes. “‘Amar’ means ‘seed.’ The Amar Kabal are the People of the Seed.” He turned his head and lifted the roll of hair. At the base of his skull was a raised portion of flesh the size of a walnut.

Jason winced. It looked like a huge cyst. “What’s it for?”

“The amar is the vehicle of our immortality. It dislodges at our death, granting new life when planted in the earth.”

“You mean you grow?” Rachel asked in amazement. “Like a plant?”

“Buried in fertile soil, the man grows from the seed within a few months. Less fertile soil requires more time. If my seed dislodged in extremely arid terrain, I might never be reborn."

And there is indeed a ceremony to mark their first death:

Jasher laughed as if the idea were absurd. “No, we are reborn into the prime of adulthood, the age at which we first die. Our First Death is a ceremony held around age twenty."

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