The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick NessTodd 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 wasnt she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todds 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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By Ness, Patrick ; Dowd, Siobhan. The bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness. Add to Basket. A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming Noise.
I read SO many great reviews of this, maybe I did read it with too many expectations as well. I don't know, ultima. Maybe it's the particularity of the speech, the characters I didn't fully connect with, or I don't know. I'm curious about how it all continues, though.
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets.
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It was published by Walker Books on 5 May The story follows Todd Hewitt, a year-old boy who runs away from Prentisstown, a town where everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts, after learning of a secret about its past. The Knife was Ness's first work for children or young adults. According to The Guardian ' s coverage of its award, 'He turned to children's fiction after he had the idea for a world where it is impossible to escape information overload, and knew it was right for teenagers. Todd Hewitt is the only boy left in Prentisstown, a small settlement on 'New World'--an alien planet only recently colonized by humanity. Todd is within days of his thirteenth birthday, the age in Prentisstown at which all boys 'become men'. Todd has been told that all the women and nearly all the men on New World were killed in a war with the Spackle that occurred around the time of his birth.
In this city there live some men and they are all sick with noise that never stops. The noise is just unbearable to others and does not allow any resident to be alone, to keep a secret, think about something unique, personal, intimate. And in Prentisstown there are no women, because they are unable to cope with the noise and died. But once Todd realizes that it is actually not what it seems. Todd will have to decide do I have to be a real man you need to solve all problems by force, splashing out the aggression, killing. Prentisstown will do everything possible to force the boy to choose their path and became a murderer.