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The Knife of Never Letting Go

author: Patrick Ness

series name:
Chaos Walking

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.

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.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$9.99 / $11.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763682721 /  9780763682729
on sale date:
10/2010
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
496 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Fantasy & Magic; Social Issues; General; Dystopian; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as the Carnegie Medal–winning A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.
 
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