The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) (out of print)
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 new edition of this unflinching novel about fear, flight and the terrifying path of self-discovery features the short story, The New World. Set before the events of The Knife of Never Letting Go, it is the story of Viola's dramatic journey to the New World.
I really did love this book. -- The Guardian Online The Guardian Online Furiously paced, terrifying, exhilarating, and heartbreaking, [it] haunts your imagination. The Sunday Telegraph A stunning debut...As compelling as it is original. The Times Pure inventiveness and excitement. Booklist
Patrick Ness is the critically-acclaimed and best-selling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls and More Than This. He has won numerous awards including the the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Costa and Galaxy Children's Book Awards. He lives in Bromley, Kent.