The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author: Patrick Ness
Review by YA Advisory Board member: Jay Johnson
On another planet, in a town called New Prentisstown, everything from the birds – the squirrels – the dogs – and to the humans have their thoughts broadcast for all to hear. There’s no privacy but secrets are still hidden. One day, Todd Hewitt, the only boy in town (who hasn’t reached the age of manhood) discovers this. As he goes on his journey to the truth, he must cope with the harsh distinction between what he’s been told all his life and what he discovers.