Imagine you're the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. Imagine you don't fit in with their plans... Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run... The new edition of this unflinching novel about the impossible choices of growing up features the short story, The New World. Set before the events of The Knife of Never Letting Go, it is the story of Viola's dramatic journey to the New World.
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Todd Hewitt lives in Prentisstown, a place where men’s choppy, inconsequential and violent thoughts create an unceasing Noise in the air and all the women have perished. This first book in the dystopian Chaos Walking series introduces the troubling legacy of New World—a planet of untamed natural beauty and astounding manmade horrors. The story thrusts its two young protagonists, Todd and Viola, into a desperate struggle to evade an army hell-bent on stripping them of their humanity. Transcending the genres of teen and science fiction, The Knife of Never Letting Go is a hauntingly well-written, nail-biting novel about a boy forced to question everything he’s been taught and find his own true north.
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A truly unique and amazing story. I became so attached to all of the characters.
The first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy is an outstanding adventure novel with plenty of thrills and plenty of thought into the main character- a twelve year old boy trying to find his place in the world as a man. There's also an ambiguity to the novel that's really cool; that doesn't give too much away. The narration is simplistic, characterized and always entertaining. The whole series is brilliant.
My mum said I could have an Xbox One but i didn't instead I got a PB&J Sandwich. Don't read this unless you want a sandwich