Book of the Week

The Knife of Never Letting Go

By Patrick Ness

Publisher's Summary

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending streams of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Munchee--whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not--stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden--a secret so awful that Todd and Munchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

Literary Awards

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (2008)

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production Honor (2011)

James Tiptree Jr. Award (2008)

Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2010)

Dioraphte Jongerenliteratuurprijs Nominee (2014)

Carnegie Medal Nominee (2009)

Green Mountain Book Award (2012)

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