The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Chaos Walking #1

Patrick Ness

512 pages first pub 2008 (editions)

fiction dystopian science fiction young adult adventurous emotional tense fast-paced
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The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers -- and a bonus short story in each book. "Narrated with crack dramatic and comic timing. . . . The cliffhanger ending is as effectiv...

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Moods

adventurous 92%
tense 66%
emotional 56%
dark 53%
mysterious 41%
sad 31%
challenging 21%
hopeful 16%
funny 12%
reflective 7%
inspiring 4%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 53%
medium 38%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 26% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 56% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

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