Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Book: The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness

Blurb: 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...
Rating: **
Review: Nominated for the Carnegie Award (2009). I only read this book because it was on the shortlist, and I am part of my school's Carnegie Shadowing Group. I was quite keen initially, the premise was promising - but the book failed to deliver. The "twist" at the end came across as an excuse to write another book rather than a genuine twist. I didn't relate to the characters, they didn't come across as believable. On the whole, a disappointment.

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