The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Young Adult recommendation)
‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ is the gripping first instalment of the ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy. Imagine a world where it is impossible to keep a secret and where you are constantly surrounded by the inescapable noise of others. Prentisstown is exactly that world. Todd Hewitt is the last boy in the town and has grown up in a harsh world solely of men. On the brink of manhood, Todd discovers that not everything in Prentisstown is as it seems and is forced to flee through a dark crocodile infested swamp.
The reader is taken on a fast paced adventure as Todd runs for his life and discovers a whole new world.