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, readers 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.
Overall I think this is a really brilliant series. The writing style is so unique and that was the first thing I noticed. This is a children's series so English isn't that perfect written yet. The writing style is in the same way children speak and even the same way we pronounce it.
The storyline captivated me as well. It is really important to read the three novellas as well, because I the story isn't complete without them. The ending of book 3 was so heartbreaking, but the last novella made the ending a great ending! You can read the three novellas for free! The publisher has posted them so we can read them online. Check it out here. You have to give you e-mail address and then they will send you the three novellas.
This is my rating of the books individually:
- The New World (novella 0.5) 5/5
- The Knife Of Never Letting Go (book 1) 5/5
- The Ask and the Answer (book 2) 3.5/5
- The Wide, Wide Sea (novella 2.5) 5/5
- Monsters of Men (book 3) 4.5/5
- Snowscape (novella 3.5) 4/5
As you can see I didn't like the second book as much as the other ones. I don't why though. Maybe it was because I wasn't in the mood for it, but it didn't captivate me as much as the other books. I still loved this entire trilogy and I recommend it to everyone who likes dystopian/science fiction.
What is your opinion about The Chaos Walking trilogy?