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Book Review: The Knife Of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking trilogy)

by Patrick Ness

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.

Amazing. That’s what I have to say. I read the book so quickly, I couldn’t put it down. Every chapter ends with a cliffhanger that makes you want more and more. Doesn’t get boring ever and everytime there’s something new that makes your heart race and you just can’t stop.
The characters are amazing, Todd is great, so it doesn’t get boring with him being the narrator of the story. Manchee is adorable and Viola (the girl) is cool too.
I really loved the writting because Todd is illiterate and since he’s the narrator, there are some words misspelled horribly but it’s just so funny and makes everything more interesting and you actually feel like you’re inside the book.
At the same time it’s so frustrating because it seems like Patrick Ness is hiding secrets all through out the book and you’re just like AGH.
Do read. It’s great! Can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.