Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author: Patrick Ness
Published: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 512
Rating: 5/5

This is the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy.

Prentisstown in New World is a strange place; a virus has killed all the women and the remaining men can all hear each others thoughts, in a never-ending stream of Noise.

Todd is the last boy, a month away from becoming a man. One day, while walking, he discovers something impossible - a place of complete silence. This sets off a series of events which leads to Todd having to run for his life.

This was such a great book, and I'm so happy I finally got around to reading it. I had really high expectations and I was not disappointed.

This book pulls you in right away. It has a really interesting setting, and I loved figuring out how things work.

I was a little worried about the Noise, the part where they can read each others minds, because I had no idea how the author was going to solve that without everything being obvious. But it worked so well; sometimes the characters learn things but you don't, they can't always read everything in everyones minds, and they still manage to misunderstand each other. I thought this was exceptionally written.

This book has many mysteries, and I was constantly asking myself; what is going on? This really drives the story forward and makes you want to keep reading.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys science fiction and dystopia. It is captivating, heartbreaking and surprising.
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