The Knife Of Never Letting Go
This book was incredibly interesting to me. I don't read much science fiction, but I truly enjoyed analyzing the character dynamic. What fascinated me the most was how Ness explored the idea of a world without women. At first, I associated this social structure to the Spartan way of life, where men took boys under their wing in a type of tutelage; however, this wasn't the case. Everything functions as a regular society, making me wonder how the author views the idea of gender roles when he uses a thirteen-year-old boy and girl on a quest for safety. This is an excellent read for not only an English class, but also a government class.
Ness also has a series of short stories that accompanies these three novels. The short stories are meant to be read between each novel.
Requirement: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
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