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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness

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I did not have much knowledge of contemporary books when I was still in school, and this book, therefore, flew under my radar. I saw a tenth-anniversary version at my library and decided that I should give it a shot. I have built up some working knowledge of its popularity since I started blogging.
I was going into the book/series blind, and this is probably the best way to approach it since there have been many dystopian books with a twist in the last decade or so.
We are introduced to a boy on the cusp of adulthood (or what counts for it in their world). The chaos mentioned in the title is the incessant bombardment of the thoughts of all living creatures around them. Things have stayed at a steady uneasy pace waiting for Todd to join the majority. The turning point does not come the way Prentisstown wants, though, and it is set to change the course of things.
The surprising thing was the ending and the twists that the story takes seem inevitable once they happen. They seem to be the only logical way for things to go! I liked the book and the imagery; I also like the foundation that was built for future books. The noise in the background was even entertaining at times. I meant to carry on with the series, but it has been a while since I picked this up and a while since I returned it to the library, but I am yet to pick up the next. I am not as enthusiastic to see what happens next. This might be because many blogs mentioned it does not maintain the same level throughout, but I intend to get to it at some point. I held off this review, waiting for that day, but I realised that I should just review this before I forget what I had thought of it.

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