The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author Patrick Ness
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Young adult, science fiction
Publisher Walker Books
Publication date May 5, 2008
Pages 496
Followed by The Ask and the Answer

The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first installment of the Chaos Walking trilogy written by Patrick Ness. It was published on May 5, 2008 and follows 12-year old Todd Hewitt who runs away from Prentistown after learning a of a secret regarding its past.

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Todd Hewitt is the only boy left in Prentisstown, a small settlement on New World where a war with the native Spackle released a germ that killed all the women and left the remaining men the ability to hear each other's (and animals') thoughts, described as an ever-present cascade of Noise. When Todd discovers a lone patch of silence and the source: a mysterious girl named Viola Eade, they learn more about the true history of the New World together.

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