Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Review #135 - The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

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.

My Rating: 5/5

As soon as I started reading this book I knew I had a problem, because I couldn't put it down.

I really liked how innocent and vulnerable the protagonist Todd was.

The writing style was really unique and I have never read anything even remotely like it.

I liked how Todd's language was misspelled as it gave him further character. It did take a while to get used to but after a while I didn't even notice it.

I got this copy from the Library but I do own the next book The Ask and the Answer and I will be reading it as soon as possible.


The only thing I didn't like about this book was the killing of the dog. I almost stopped reading when that happened.

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