The Knife of Never Letting Go

I am reading Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go.

It’s such a good example of first person and present tense. I also love the symbolism of the knife throughout and how it’s central to the theme – Todd becoming a man. There’s a galloping plot, and Todd’s voice is very engaging.  The animals talk too or at least the people can read their thoughts. An original concept (okay accept for Dr Dolittle). Why this is just categorized as a teen book is beyond me. Some of the best fiction is put on the younger market bookshelves but has appeal across all ages. I’ll never be too old for a good adventure story set it this world or another (New World in this case). I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy.

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