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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It is a long, long time since I have read a book that I just can’t put down, a book that becomes my life, this book has had me in its grasp from chapter one, I cannot possibly rate this highly enough. Not just this book, all three books in the trilogy, I am writing this, seconds after finishing book 3, I hope the film does this book, and its author the justice it deserves, thank you Mr Ness, and I cannot thank the person who recommended this book to me enough. I am sad that I have completed this, but happy to have experienced it. Now I’m off to start the trilogy again.....enjoy
This is the best series I have ever read I don't know how it's not in the top charts
The whole of the chaos walking series is absolutely amazing, it's one of those books you'd hate to see changed into a film because you know the film will never ever be good enough. It's the type of book that you believe everyone should read no matter what age, gender or ethnicity. This whole series is so beautiful and it made me feel something that will stay with me forever.