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 too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
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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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Not my favorite. Very confusing and I had to read it for school. I don't like the purposeful use of improper spelling and grammar.
One of my favorite books as a teenager. A definitive narrative combined with excellent character development, everything a good book needs. Definitely recommend. 10 out of 10.