Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
This is the first YA book I have read in a while. I did read the 'Twilight' series (but so did pretty much every other reader I know) and when I stumbled upon this book at the university library I knew it was meant for the Read-A-Thon. I had never found a YA book at this library before and was pleasantly surprised.
Amazon.com gives the description of the book as 'Imagine you're the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. Imagine you don't fit in with their plans... Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run...'
The book was a big one - 477 pages and not so much dilougue. There were so many unanswered questions even at the begining of the book that didn't get answered until the very end (or even not at all. I didn't realize that this was the first in a series when I started it). I think the book was made for a male audience but I did enjoy it. It was fast paced and I moved through it quickly. I really liked the dog, Manchee, and how Todd could hear all of the dogs (and other animals) thoughts. What little boy wouldn't love to hear what his dog was thinking!
I will try and read the rest of this series - I will probaly have to wait till I go to England for the summer to pick it up but I can wait until then!
Book 3 finished for the Read-A-Thon. A little over 4 hours left and I have one more book to work on!