Author: Patrick Ness
Summary: Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
I started reading it because… A friend suggested it and the title was very catchy.
I kept reading because… The action is non-stop. The main character, Todd, is not even 13 yet, but he has to overcome insurmountable odds to survive . His talking dog, Manchee, almost steals the show. Like I said… the action is non-stop.
Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: Survive.
Six Word Recap: Watch your noise or you die.
This book reminded me of… nothing I’ve ever read really. A bit like Ship Breaker in that it is set in a dystopic future and Todd is trying to escape a dark world and the violent men who are after him.
More info: There are two sequels to this title. You can also visit Patrick’s blog here.