The Knife of Never Letting Go

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The Knife of Never Letting Go
Written by Patrick Ness
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763645761
ISBN-13: 9780763645762
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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.

"Narrated with crack dramatic and comic timing....Unforgettable....The cliffhanger ending is as effective as a shot to the gut." Booklist (starred review)
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0763645761 /  9780763645762
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Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
496 / 5 1/4" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Action & Adventure; Fantasy & Magic; Social Issues; General; Dystopian; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Patrick Ness, an award-winning novelist, has written for England's Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for the Guardian. This is his first book for young adults. Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.
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