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The Knife of Never Letting Go : Chaos Walking: Book One
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. Includes "The New World," a short story by Patrick Ness.
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1 . VERY well written
Posted January 03, 2011 by Michelle , Crystal Lake, IL.These 3 books were soooo well written. I have read a handful of this genre of reading and I was very impressed with these. It keeps you engaged until then very end. Prior to this I read Under the Dome by Mr. King and I was actually disappointed. This far surpasses that book by a mile. IMO
2 . Chaos Walking Bk 1
Posted December 09, 2010 by Isaac , St. Co.I had actually seen this in my local Library, and passed it many times; i thought it looked a bit stupid. Finally, having nothing else to read, I picked it up .... and finished it at 1:30 the next morning. I never put it down. This has become one of my favorite books - and I read the entire series in a four day period. It's fairly interesting, and Ness knows how to write an engaging story. The characters are interesting, even down to the dog. The action is intense, keeping you pumped up, but never getting vague or rambling. The plot moves and goes slowly when fighting,and speeds up when everything is quiet - an interesting formula that keeps you plowing through, neither bored nor overstimulated. Don't get me wrong - the book has its problems, as all books do, but the value of the book is determined by the care, insight and talent put into it. The problems are easily overlooked, especially to those who simply want a good time out of the book - those who like to disect the plot, characters and related will see the errors, and hopefully overlook them. Critically the story is well crafted and trimmed of fat, with no room for a wasted moment. I do not agree with the age recommendations though (as I had noticed them in my library), as I consider the book a bit more mature than shown. There is foul language, and little bit of sexual content (And by little, I mean little - it's almost nonexistant, but I still believe it should be brought up), however I consider the frequent and highly detailed violence to be a larger factor. It's there, and it is bloody, but never obscene. Over all, this an excellant read. You'll be biting at the heels of the next installment, and especially The Knife of Never Letting Go - the best in the series. Overall, a 98/100. -I.G.
Candlewick Press, Inc.
June 29, 2009
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