MandaBerry's Books

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #1)


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?

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Bookshelf: Yes

How I got it: Traded at a local used book store

I really enjoyed this one. Another example of excellent YA sci-fi, and not some Twilight-esque crud (sorry). I thought the use of the Noise was a really great idea, and that the author did an excellent job of describing and illustrating just how significant it’s existence is to this world. It’s dark and violent, but still maintains the voice of the teenage narrator. I think if you liked The Hunger Games you’ll really like this one.


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