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    The Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness

    “‘Your noise reveals you, Todd Hewitt.’ A voice –  In the darkness – I blink open my eyes. Everything it shadows and blur and it feels like the world’s spinning and my blood is too hot and my brain is clogged and I can’t think and it’s dark – I blink again.  Wait –  No, wait –  just now, just now we were in the square – Just now she was in my arms –  She was dying in my arms -” Todd and Viola were being chased by a vicious madman. They believe they had outrun him, but they hadn’t. They killed him but it wasn’t enough, for as…

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    The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness

    “The first thing you find our when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say. About anything. ‘Need a poo, Todd.’ ‘Shut up, Manchee.’ ‘Poo.Poo, Todd.’ ‘I said shut it.’ We’re walking across the wild fields south-east of town, those ones that slope down the the river and head on towards the swamp. Ben’s sent me to pick him some swamp apples and he’s made me take Manchee with me, even tho we all know Cillian only bought him to stay on Mayor Prentiss’s good side” Todd is the last boy in Prentisstown, a town where everyone has his own Noise – Noise that…