Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

This YA book has a great premise: on a distant planet, in a town with only men, everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts. Todd, the youngest person in town and a month away from manhood, slowly learns that everyone is keeping a horrible secret from him. He is forced to flee with his only friend, a talking dog. They discover the most surprising thing Todd’s ever seen: a living girl.

The Knife of Never Letting Go is wild, dramatic, and funny. It’s a page-turner with moments of brutality and poetry.

Recommendation: Read it. It’s the first book of a trilogy, so be prepared to check out the rest of the books.

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