The Knife Of Never Letting GoPaperback - 2009
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Todd Hewitt lives in a town of only men. He is also infected with the Noise germ, which allows him to hear everyone's inner thoughts. Although the germ is considered a plague, it allows Todd to hear the deadly plan the men have in store for him. Quickly, Todd escapes into nearby woods and runs un... Read More »
CRRLTeens Apr 18, 2017
Because of the Noise, Todd can hear what everyone is thinking. And everyone can hear what he is thinking. Everyone in his town means men as the women have all died in a war, and Todd is the only boy left. But he and his dog Manchee can detect a silence in the cacophony. He realizes everyone is ... Read More »
Todd lives in a dying town of men who can all hear each other's thoughts. One month before he reaches manhood, he makes a discovery so earth-shattering that he must flee.
Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding s... Read More »
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
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But a knife ain't just a thing, is it? It's a choice, it's something you do.
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Todd hears silence in a world of noise. This silence drives forward a quest to outrun his town, outwit a murderer, and reach a destination of Hope.
Todd lives in a town where there are no women, and men hear each other's thoughts all the time. As far as Todd can remember, it's just the way things are. One day, though, Todd finds someone in the forest -- a girl. More incredible, the girl has come from space; the advance scout from a colony ship. And, most incredibly, Todd can't hear her thoughts at all. When the men from Todd's town learn about the girl, terrible secrets are revealed -- and they have to run for their lives through a world larger and more dangerous than Todd ever imagined.