Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking 1) Author: Patrick Ness Genre: Speculative Fiction (Horror/Science Fiction), Young Adult Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication Date: September 2008 Hardcover: 492 pages Stand alone or series: Book one of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Why did I read this book: I had seen this book pop up on my Amazon suggestions, and the pretty cover matched its intriguing description. Then I saw it show up on the “Best of 2008” Young Adult novel list, and I had to have it. Summary: (from A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard — and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret. Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears … Continue reading Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness