The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
“Here’s what I think, I think maybe everybody falls. I think maybe we all do. And I don’t think that’s the asking. I think the asking is whether we get back up again.”
Goodreads Description: 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.
I’m sitting here, staring at my computer screen, thinking about this book, and I have no idea how to even begin to give my thoughts on this book. It was a crazy ride, this book; from beginning to end. I have so much love for Patrick Ness right now. I was a ball of emotions reading this book.
This book will make you happy, and then it’ll make you angry. It’ll rip your heart apart, and then put it back together again. It will never fully be back together. You will be missing pieces. And then it’ll continually shatter your heart over and over again. All hope will be lost. And then you will get your hope back, but…it will be taken away again. You will cry over and over again. Actually….you probably never stopped to begin with.
After I read the last page, I basically felt like this…
And here I am…I have no clue how to go about this review. This book was so well written. I’ve never read a Patrick Ness book before. I’ve tried to read one, but put it aside. I decided to give this one a chance and I am so glad I did. My feelings were all over the place as I read this book. Sometimes I didn’t even know how I was supposed to feel. The boyfriend told me to stop crying over my book a few times, lol. I had to stop reading over and over again, because it started to become too much. At one point the boyfriend told me he didn’t know how I could get so affected by a book, lol.
Throughout the entire book I felt like this…
Todd Hewitt was hands down such an amazing character. Him, his best friend Manchee the dog, and this mystery girl. They had to face so many things from dangers to the truth behind it all. It was a roller coaster and at times it just felt never-ending. Them catching a break was non-existent and my heart constantly broke over and over again for them, especially Todd.
I can’t wait to read the next book, because this book ends pretty crazy. Overall, this book was amazing and even through all the sadness and craziness, I enjoyed it SO much! If I could, I would rate this book all the stars in the universe. I highly recommend this book! I think I will wait a little while before reading the next book though, because honestly, I need something happy right now. lol.
“The Noise is a man unfiltered, and without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.”
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?
This review is pretty much all over the place, because that’s exactly how I feel after reading this book. I literally just finished reading it and I know that I haven’t fully processed what has happened. It was a great book though, SO GREAT! I am super stoked to see how the rest of the series goes. I just have to mentally prepare myself before I start the next book, lol. I am being 100% honest when I say that.
So in the next day or two I will be posting my August wrap up post. I’ve been working on it throughout the last week, but it’s not complete yet! I can’t believe August is already over, to be honest! This year flew by. Anyway, I am off to go grocery shopping. I hope everyone has been having an awesome weekend! Bye ❤