Backlist blast – The knife of never letting go

About the meme:

Blacklist blast is created by Milana from A couple reads and Flavia from Flavia the bibliophile! It is meant to talk about blacklist books, books that were published 6 months ago or earlier. This to remind ourselves why we wanted to read the book in the first place, or to share our feelings towards an old(er) favourite. 

Title: The knife of never letting go.
Author: Patrick Ness.
Genre: YA, dystopia, fantasy.
Release day: May 5th 2008.


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.

Why I choose this book:

I read this book a bit more then a year ago, and absolutely fell in love with Patrick Ness’ writing. Since then I have finished the series and read two more of his works, and have more to go! This book is more for a bit younger audience, you can definitely see that in his writing, which can be the reason for people not liking this book as much. Also the format of the writing (like crossing out words, and having really big words etc) is not for everyone, I can understand that. But I think you should really give this book a try!


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Have you read this? Or anything else by Patrick Ness?

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