The Knife of Letting Go Synopsis: 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 something from him―something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, listeners are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
I adore this trilogy. I recommend it to everyone, even if they don’t like science fiction or dystopia. These books have romance, moral dilemmas, heartbreak, an interesting plot, a unique world, and so much more. These books are everything I want and love in books.
Those who have read the book: If you didn’t know, there’s a short story that takes place after Monsters of Men called Snowscape. If you haven’t read it yet, you should ASAP!
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