The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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It’s never quiet in Prentisstown – the 146 men and one boy, Todd, who live there can constantly hear each other thoughts in what’s known as the Noise, a germ that has affected everyone in the town and supposedly killed all the women. One day, with only a month to go until he becomes a man, he finds a place where it is completely silent, which is unheard of in Prentisstown. He soon finds out that the men of Prentisstown aren’t telling him the truth when it comes to the past of the town…

Just like the other Patrick Ness books that I’ve read, More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here, I really liked the concept. It makes you think about what it would be like if you could hear the thoughts of the people around you constantly and whether you would try to hide your thoughts from others.

I really liked the characters – especially Todd and his dog, Manchee. Animals are also affected by the Noise, so Todd can communicate with Manchee. They had such a strong bond which was tested to the limits as the story progressed. I am currently reading The Ask and the Answer, the next book in the trilogy. I’m enjoying it and I hope to post the review next week.

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Checkmate by Malorie Blackman

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Checkmate is the penultimate book in the Noughts and Crosses series. Callie is the daughter of Sephy, a Cross, and Callum a Nought. She soon learns that life in this divided society isn’t going to be easy…

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Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman

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In the second book in the Noughts and Crosses series, the story is told by Sephy, a Cross, and Jude, a Nought. Jude blames Sephy for what happened to his family, and now he wants revenge, but with Jude’s life resting on a knife edge, that’s not going to be easy…

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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne

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Bree is the opposite  of what is defined as “popular” at her school. While most of her year are partying, Bree prefers to write. As her pile of rejection letters for the book she has written grows, Bree is told she needs to live a life worth writing about. She sets up a blog and begins to write The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, but she soon finds out that being popular is not all that it seems…

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Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

 

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Zoe did something terrible, and somehow, she managed to get away with it. Ever since the incident she has kept what really happened a secret, until one day when she decides to write to a stranger to try and come to terms with what she has done. It’s no ordinary stranger though. It’s someone who knows about secrets – a murderer on death row in Texas, America. Zoe picks up a pen and begins to write…

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Hunger by Michael Grant

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It’s been three months since the beginning of the FAYZ  wall, which suddenly appeared  in Gone, and life isn’t getting easier for Sam, Astrid and the rest of Perdido Beach.

To make things worse, Caine’s group from Coates Academy  are constantly trying to cut of the power supply to the town, so they can leave Sam in complete darkness. However, that’s not the only type of darkness they should be worried about…

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More Than This by Patrick Ness

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The boy is drowning. He’s fighting for his life, using every last bit of energy to keep his head above water. An incoming wave shoves him against a rock and in an instant, he’s dead.

Shortly after his death the boy wakes up. Thirsty, hungry and tired, but alive. As he discovers this desolate place that holds so many bad memories he starts to understand why he’s here and if this really is the end…

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Gone by Michael Grant

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Imagine a world where everybody fifteen and over suddenly disappears without warning.In Perdido Beach, California, exactly this has happened leaving all children fourteen years and younger fending for themselves. When some of the kids develop powers capable of much bigger things than they anticipated, it’s a matter of life or death when they are force to choose sides.

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The Kill Order by James Dashner

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The Kill Order takes us back to the very beginning, thirteen years before The Maze Runner. The protagonists are swapped for Mark and Trina, who are on the run from the New York sun flares and have found themselves living in a small settlement near the small city of Ashville. They stay here until one fateful day when their lives change forever, thanks to an incurable disease known as the flare.

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Miles “Pudge” Halter is obsessed with last words. He leaves home to attend a boarding school in Alabama hoping to find the “Great Perhaps,” mentioned in the last words of the poet Francois Rabelais. On arrival at Culver Creek, he meets the clever, witty and mysterious Alaska Young, who together search for the “Great Perhaps” and puzzle over the last words of Simon Bolivar, “How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” As he learns more about Alaska, he delves deeper into her past and what it really means to her to find the way out of the labyrinth. Continue reading