About the book
Imagine you're the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything youthink. Imagine you don't fit in with their plans... Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him aman. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run.. The new edition of thisunflinching novel about fear, flight and the terrifying path of self-discovery features the short story, TheNew World. Set before the events of The Knife of Never Letting Go, it is the story of Viola's dramaticjourney to the New World.
About the Author
Patrick Ness is the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy. The Knife of Never Letting Go, Book One of the trilogy, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. The Ask and The Answer, the second book in the trilogy won the Costa Children's Book Award 2009. The third book, Monsters of Men, is released in September 2010.He has also written a novel (The Crash of Hennington) and a short story collection (Topics About Which I Know Nothing) for adults, has taught Creative Writing at Oxford University, and is a literary critic for the Guardian. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.