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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Paperback)

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$10.99
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(Fantasy)

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Speculative science fiction lovers will be clutching the pages of this novel in suspense.  The Knife of Never Letting Go manages to ask important questions about humanity and religion while telling an action-filled story of adventure in a strange place.  This book is perfect for readers 13 and up who enjoy thoughtful science fiction or fantasy like the Golden Compass- Pete

— From Staff Picks by Pete

Description


The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers -- and a bonus short story in each book.

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.

About the Author


Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as the Carnegie Medal-winning A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children's Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763676186
ISBN-10: 0763676187
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2014
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Chaos Walking Trilogy (Paperback)

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A fast-paced adventure that is perfect for the sci-fi fan. This story makes you think hard about what it means to be human, and what our responsibilities are to the world we live on and those we interact with. - Jessica