The Knife of Never Letting Go

By  Patrick Ness

About the Book 

Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown.
But Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets.
Or are there?
Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence.
Which is impossible.
Prentisstown has been lying to him.
And now he’s going to have to run…
Astonishingly powerful and breathtakingly exciting, The Knife of Never Letting Go is an unflinching novel about the dangerous choices of growing up.

What Patrick Ness thinks about World Book Night

"World Book Night captures everything wonderfully paradoxical about reading: it's an intensely personal experience that you want to share with everyone.  That standard reaction for a writer is to say that we're "delighted" about being part of it, but I'm something better than delighted, I'm curious.  How exciting.  Bring it on!"

What we thinkPatrick Ness by Helen Giles

“Patrick Ness is quite simply one of our greatest writers. The Knife of Never Letting Go was written for young adults but we’d defy anyone not to be completely gripped by this thrilling adventure. It’ll make you forget Harry Potter or Hunger Games ever existed...”

More by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first in a trilogy followed by:

The Ask and the Answer
Monsters of Men

A Monster Calls

Author biography

Patrick Ness is the author of seven books, including the multi-award winning trilogy Chaos Walking (Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Costa Children’s Book Award, Booktrust Teenage Prize), A Monster Calls (the first novel ever to win both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals), and the highly anticipated The Crane Wife, his first novel for adults in ten years.  Born in Virginia, he moved to London in 1999.

On World Book Night

World Book night strips everything away to the bare essential: the good hearted feeling of a book in your hand, a companion by your side, the best of friends on your road through life. A good book nourishes the soul and gladdens the heart. It lifts you and makes things seem possible that didn't seem possible before. I am so happy that Red Dust Road has been chosen as one of the twenty books to be passed hand to hand, word to mouth, on the road.

Jackie Kay

In your country

You are currently viewing the UK site. Change to...

US

Want to see World Book Night in your country?

Books

The 2014 Books

The 2013 Books

The 2012 Books

The 2011 Books

The World Book Night Book Club

You are here: Home Books 2013 The Knife of Never Letting Go