The Knife of Never Letting Go


By Patrick Ness

What if your mother and father were dead? What if you were raised by your mother’s friends until the mayor’s wrath made you flee the town?

This is what faces Todd Hewitt, the youngest person in Prentisstown when he finds something he shouldn’t have. Prentisstown is one of the many settlements in the New World. People moved there when Earth became overcrowded and started to destroy itself. The strange thing about this world is the noise. It’s not the hustle and bustle of an ordinary world like ours. You can hear everyone else’s thoughts. Well, that is until Todd finds someone with no noise. Which is impossible.

This story tells us of Todd’s adventures with this mysterious person when the whole of Prentisstown is pursuing them across the New World. I’d give this book 12 out of 10 if that was possible. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of adventure, mixed with some scary and more than a touch of laughter. I think one of the best things about this book is that it`s part of a trilogy so there`s three times the laughter.


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