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The knife of never letting go

Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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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 can 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 that Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Ness
ISBN: 1536200530 9781536200539
OCLC Number: 1023098725
Notes: "Tenth anniversary"--Inside dust cover
"Soon to be a major motion picture"--Cover
Description: 479 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Patrick Ness.

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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 can 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 that 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 other 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.

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