The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men Ev

  • Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go
  • Author: Patrick Ness
  • ISBN: 9780763639310
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret.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 becomingA dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret.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.Book Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 9 9 2008Pages 496Reading Level Age 14 and Up

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    1. Patrick Ness

      Patrick Ness, an award winning novelist, has written for England s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian He has written many books, including the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Crash of Hennington, Topics About Which I Know Nothing, and A Monster Calls He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children s Book Award Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.

    984 thoughts on “The Knife of Never Letting Go”

    1. “Knowledge is dangerous and men lie and the world changes, whether I want it to or not.”Every once in a while I find myself back on the page of a book I read and adored a few years ago. I see the cover and remember first holding it in my hands and not knowing I was in for a magical experience. My eyes scan the description and I get goosebumps as I'm taken back into the story, feeling echoes of the emotions I felt once again. Then I glance down and see my "review".That's when I start to wond [...]

    2. i have 2,410 friends on .199 of them have this book on their shelves.of that number, only 28 have read it the other 171 of you, i say - "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???" and you can see i am serious about this, because i have done math in order to convince you.**and i know, i know. there are a lot of books in the world, most of us are mortal, who has the time, etc. i myself had all three of the books in this trilogy just smooshed in the middle of piles of other books at my place, thinking, "i will r [...]

    3. Things that didn't bother me:The grammar and misspellings - normally this would bother me, but I quickly got used to it, so I don't fault him there.The swearing - you will notice from my status updates that I don't mind a well-placed curse.The violence - I play violent video games, watch violent movies, and I don't mind violence in books when it makes sense. The cliffhanger - maybe if I didn't have a copy of the second book on hold at the library I would be upset, but cliffhangers don't normally [...]

    4. Boy oh boy. I can't remember the last time I felt so simultaneously positive and negative about a book. Hence the three stars, averaging everything out.(Just realized that I reviewed this at my blog but not here. Here's the cut-n-paste)This review will, by necessity, have lots of spoilers, because the things I liked (and disliked) are very specific. Insofar as I can give you something spoiler-free, here goes: I love the concept; the world is unique and well-realized; the relationship between the [...]

    5. Some books make you confused. Conflicted. Did you really like them? Can you recommend them? Would you read them again? And you sigh, sigh, sigh.The Knife of Never Letting Go is not this kind of book. Hey, I'm not afraid to say that it was insta-love for me. ☛ Does it make me a NA heroine?You tell me : I read 3 or 4 pages and I was like, "Oh. My. I'm gonna love this book!"Yep. But perhaps you want to know why? How could I move from "pretty rational reader" (I think. I hope. Oh, shut up) to "bad [...]

    6. Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!Okay, here's some first impressions:1) Awesome.2) Great.3) EFFING awesome.4) Manchee!!5) Seriously?!6) Non-stop, action, adventure, twists, unexpected relationships, character development unlike any other, heartache, anticipation, lovely, sweet, horror, anger, unique writing style, original and fresh.7) Seriously chaos walking.Watch out for a video review tomorrow :)

    7. Hard to know how to rate this book. It is amazing and powerful, but so sad it made me angry and made me not want to recommend it to anyone. If you're up for a punch in the stomach. . . here's your book.

    8. In this absorbing world Patrick Ness created, only men exist. All of the men can hear each other's thoughts, and these thoughts are called noise. When you turn 14 you become a man, and the anticipation for this is astounding.Todd Hewitt is about to become a man. He was told that there are no woman, because they were all killed off. One day, when he's out with his dog, Manchee, he finds a spot where there is no noise. Surely, he thinks, this is impossible. Soon he is confused further, when his pa [...]

    9. Edit: I originally rated this book 2.5 stars, but on further consideration, it is more of a 1.5-2 star book for me.The writing and themes explored in this book are excellent. The writing style is unique and part of the world building in a lot of ways. I found the actual plot, particularly the "twists", as well as the characters, especially the villains, to be lacking. A predictable plot and villains who are evil for the sake of being evil can really kill a story for me and that's what happened h [...]

    10. Cross-posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf Inflicted Young Todd Hewitt is on the verge of manhood and living in Prentisstown, a world without women and where the thoughts of men and “creachers” can be heard. Todd’s dad died of illness and his ma was the “last of the women”, according to Ben, one of two men who are raising him. Todd likes to go to the swamp to collect apples, because it is the only place where he can get a break from men’s “Noise” – their secrets, their thought [...]

    11. Complete, Edited and without effing Spoilers!Caution: This book is not for sensitive and fainthearted readers. The book contains murder, misogyny, gore, violence against children, children doing brutal things and foul language. Seriously IMO this fits more to adult readers, it was just so sick and disturbing that a part of me believed that this probably should not be in the YA category (or maybe that’s just me). 16 years old and plus will do (I copy the same censorship of Elfen Lied and Higura [...]

    12. The majority of my friends loved this book! But, I didn't and I hate that I didn't! I love Patrick Ness but this book just wasn't for me and I won't be reading the rest of the trilogy. I will continue to read Patrick Ness books =) I loved the whole concept of the book and it was cray. BUT, so much of the book made me feel crazier than I am and gave me a headache. =( I'm so glad so many others enjoyed it because that's the beauty of books. I just wish I was one of them. Sigh

    13. Reread! 5 stars, of course.Initial review:Perfect! Just perfect! Complete work of art. Everyone should read it and bless their sights with its glorious pages. I have nothing else to say.

    14. Second read 5th May 2017. Still great book and my opinion remains unchanged so my original review bellow will remain unchanged (not counting correction of few spelling errors that I missed initially).This might be the best YA dystopian novel I read and what makes book great are not huge plot twists and big WOW moments, it's the small things.First of all the setting.While it's never main focus and there isn't whole lot of world building but what is there builds into idyllic world, almost a paradi [...]

    15. (A Poo-Todd Audio Reread)*4 Stars*This book was a pleasant surprise, and not at all because I thought its storyline wouldn't work, but I was skeptical as to whether it would work for me. Told through the candid and youthful perspective of a twelve year old boy on the cusp of manhood, The Knife of Never Letting Go presents an incredibly unique plot that's both simple in its storytelling and layered in its depth. Todd is the youngest boy in a society consisting solely of men, and this is his norma [...]

    16. I have no idea why I waited so long to pick up this book. I freaking LOVED it. I 100% recommend the audiobook (which is currently on sale on Audible), because it was fantastic. I will listen to all of them on audio. It also lets you read the story without getting as caught up on the spelling of words. But that ending!!! Continuing with book 2 tonight because it can't wait!!

    17. I really enjoyed this book. Much more than i expected. Adventure and mystery. Great characters. The dog was my favourite. Love dog's in books. Thought it was really well done. One day I might pick up the next one in the series.

    18. Edit: 03/12/15 - added an essay I wrote for university to my review.The essay:“Too much informayshun becomes just Noise." - Dialects and Slang on New WorldIf you were to ask a group of people what kind of superpower they would like to have, there would definitely be at least one person who would like to be able to hear everybody's thoughts. This person should read “The Knife of Never Letting Go” (2008) by American-born British author Patrick Ness and possibly reconsider this answer. Set on [...]

    19. *** 3.25 ***A buddy read with the MacHalo Freaks, because we obviously want to keep on torturing ourselves with dystopias!!!! When I started this book I had absolutely no expectations and was kind of surprised a bit ago when I saw so many people hipped-up about it several years ago Apparently I missed the popularity wave:) However, I do not think this is the reason I have so many misapprehensions about it. Maybe I am reading it wrong, maybe I am not seeing something, but my main issue is with th [...]

    20. So for the entire month of February I have been Patrick Ness crazy! Like, CRAZY!! I had never read any Ness before so I thought I'd pick up one or two of his books as I had heard only good things about his writing. This led to me buying almost everything he has ever written and reading them all back to back, without even pausing to write a review in-between. So, let me begin this review by apologizing to my GR friends for the onslaught of Ness-related reviews coming your way today! Sorry (not so [...]

    21. “War is like a monster. War is the devil. It starts and it consumes and it grows and grows and grows. And otherwise normal men become monsters, too.”3.5/5 starsI found it kind of hard to rate this book, because I have many and very mixed feelings towards it.First of all, Patrick Ness is an amazing author. He is creative and sets up a very special, dangerous, dark and unique fantasy/dystopia world. His characters are incredibly interesting.I like the relationship Ben and Cillian have even tho [...]

    22. “The Noise is a man unfiltered, and without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.”First off, let me start by saying, I loved A Monster Calls. I thought it was a brilliant allegory about suffering and loss, and having your heart ripped apart, yet trying to mend those pieces back together and somehow go on living. Such a powerful tale about the human condition, in general, and one that hit all too close to home for me. If you haven’t read that yet, do yourself a favor and add that to your l [...]

    23. In a world where we're bombarded with technology, our senses are often overwhelmed by the amount of noise and it's becoming increasingly difficult to find true quiet anymore (especially since most of us just plug into our computer or iPod as soon as it is quiet). A constant stream of sound and images feed us information, prod us toward rampant consumerism, and entertain us. I've become increasingly aware that many of my students seem uncomfortable with simple quiet--always wanting some sort of n [...]

    24. This is an excellent book. Not only is the concept unique, but the story itself is written so differently that I could not put it down. The author uses first person to tell the story of young Todd, capturing the diction and language of a adolecent, somewhat redneck boy perfectly with statements like: "The plans are still being planned, the preparayshuns prepared, it will be a party, I guess, tho I'm starting to get some strange pictures about it, all dark and too bright at the same time, but nev [...]

    25. A lot of more recent books from the Young Adult/Dystopian genre seemingly tend to imitate the sweeping successes trilogies like The Hunger Games or Divergent were, featuring a likeable heroine, usually an attractive male protagonist, certain dystopian elements, some villains and an exciting plot. Don't be mistaken, a lot of those aspects you will discover in Patrick Ness' trilogy as well, but that's by far not everything this book has to present to its readers. Let me attempt to convince you of [...]

    26. 4.5 Written in a very interesting and different way, it might be difficult to get used to it. But once you do, The knife of never letting go is an extraordinary story about innocence, maturity, loyalty, despair and sacrifice. With memorable characters and adventurous pace, Ness brings a lot of emotion and secrets to a world that hears everyone’s thoughts. It has the classical first-book-in-series issues for its big introduction, but it was an interesting one, with a main idea that goes deeper [...]

    27. Initial Final Page ThoughtsFG. Proceeded by a scramble to buy the next book. I think this book had a more intense cliff hanger than The Italian Job. High Point.This could also be a low point… but I’m going to class it as a high point, for I have found a series that grabbed me as much (maybe more… WOAH) as The Hunger Games. And yes, I may become a hermit and forget to eat while I read these books, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take. Manchee! I LOVE the writing style, it was annoying [...]

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