The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Published: May 2008
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia
Maturity Rating: Some violence but average for a YA book
Rating: 5/5 stars
About THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO (taken from goodreads.com)
Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
Review of THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO
I was really impressed by this book. I loved everything about it, even the things I hated. If you can’t push through some misspelled words then this book is not for you. Everyone else, what are you waiting for? This book was crazy. I didn’t like Todd at first, but he got better during the book. Thankfully. I loved his dog Manchee, easily my favorite character. I actually liked all of the characters in this book.
The plot was fantastic as well! From the interesting start to the cliffhanger at the end. Todd has to travel to a completely different town to escape his original town full of crazy, mind-reading men. The book had a nice pace and is always keeping you guessing as to what happens next.
I’m giving it a 5 out of 5
“Without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.”