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May's Reading Power Book Club: The Knife Of Never Letting Go

Posted by Reading Power from Cardiff - Published on 01/05/2012 at 10:48
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The Kikkoman calendar in the office say it's May, although the window seems to suggest October but we'll stick with the thing on the wall.

May's Reading Power Book Club selection is The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

Want some blurb? Of course you do!

Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown. 

But Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. 

Or are there? 

Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence. 

Which is impossible. 

Prentisstown has been lying to him. 

And now he's going to have to run...

And if that doesn't whet your appetite how about the news that acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Kauffman (he did the amazing Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) is writing the big-budget movie adaptation? Many people in the industry reckon it'll be the next Hunger Games, so be ahead of the curve and head down your local library to pick up a copy. Click here to find all the libraries in Cardiff.

When you do read The Knife Of Never Letting Go, remember to pop back here and post your thoughts on the book below in the comments section. If you've read it already please feel free to start the discussion!

The Reading Power Book Club is a new virtual book club for young people in Cardiff and involves, Reading PowerCardiff LibrariesCardiff CounciltheSprout and you!

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Commented 48 months ago - 16th May 2012 - 10:59am

I've just got this book. Haven't read much yet, so will keep you posted!



Commented 48 months ago - 20th May 2012 - 19:40pm

I went to a book thing with the school, the aurthor of this book talked to us about it and some of his other books. The book seems interesting will have to get it! :)

katniss everdeen

katniss everdeen

Commented 48 months ago - 23rd May 2012 - 20:07pm

it seems intresting ill get it 2 if its like going 2 b like the hunger games im soo getting it I LOV THE HUNGER GAMES!!


Commented 47 months ago - 8th June 2012 - 14:55pm

Its really really good. couldnt put it down until i read it all



Commented 47 months ago - 22nd June 2012 - 19:10pm

really good!!!!!!!


Commented 46 months ago - 12th July 2012 - 18:55pm

this book a a thrilling exciting adventure book about a boy and his dog as they make their way to haven along with and unexpexted girl who crash landed on their planet. i would recomend this book to anyone who likes action and to teenagers. the book was a bit hard to understand at first but once you get the haang of the slang you wouln't be able to put it down, just like me!


Commented 46 months ago - 1st August 2012 - 21:20pm

This book is really good! Once you get used to the quirky writing style, it tells a captivating and emotional story that you just cant put down! I bought it in the airport on holiday and had my nose in it for the whole weekend, it was just too good! It has funny moments in it but it tells a sincere story of loss and sadness. This book isn't for the girly-girls but even so, i would give it 10/10!



Commented 44 months ago - 6th September 2012 - 14:30pm

The Chaos Walking series is one of my favourite book series' of all time, if you don't want to read it, you should be forced to at gunpoint. It might be terrifying at the time, but you'll thank me for it at the end :D



Commented 42 months ago - 27th November 2012 - 15:03pm

I read this book, I read the entire series! And I love love love loved them! I really wish there had been at least one more. They're so interesting to read and so absorbing, I couldn't put the book down.


Commented 36 months ago - 12th May 2013 - 09:10am

Sounds really good might pick it up 1 day

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