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The Resource The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Label
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Title
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Ness
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Language
eng
Summary
A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard – and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret.Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is
Member of
Summary
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World
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Storyline
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Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • James Tiptree, Jr. Award, 2008.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2009.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2012.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
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287378
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Ness, Patrick
Index
no index present
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860
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Chaos walking
Series volume
0001
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  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:edd7a2a9-64dd-452e-a17c-329524674b5d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763652166
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:edd7a2a9-64dd-452e-a17c-329524674b5d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780763652166
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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