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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
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Sep 28, 09

Read in September, 2009

I really wanted to like this story, about a dystopian future made up entirely of men who can hear each other's thoughts, more than I actually did. The writing style grated on me after awhile, even though I know it was supposed to show the way everyone's thoughts were constantly racing and had adapted to hide some of the things they were thinking. Anyway, the main character's journey from becoming a man on his thirteenth birthday (the last man to grow up in Prentisstown), to finding out what that entails and undergoing a journey of escape, is still dark, violent, and captivating, and the layers of truth are peeled away slowly enough to keep you reading.

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