#1 The Knife of Never Letting Go #2 The Ask and The Answer #3 Monsters of Men
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
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I don't know what chapter I'm in but I stopped at the page were the "mute" girl finally blurted out her name "Viola" wth? I was getting annoyed with this girl. I wanted Todd to just leave her coz she was getting on my nerves, I don't care if she was the first girl he ever laid eyes on. I am curious though of what the elders really want to do with Todd. It sounds all too creepy. Will they sacrifice him??? For now I'm on a long chapter break muna.
Book 1 : Chapter 21 The Wider World...okay Todd and Viola are on the run again coz those Printesstown men are out to get them or maybe him in particular. And i'm only guessing what horrible fate will befall Todd if they get their hands on him. And poor Manchee his poor poor tail! damm*t i happen to like this dog best. At least his noise is simple like :Todd Food! or "Run Todd!" "Sheep Todd" ahuh! these people are a walking chaos that's for sure!
Book 1 : Chapter 31 The Wicked are Punished....NOOOOOO!!!! My poor poor Manchee!!!! huhuhuhuhu! I hate you Aaron!!! you are soooo evil!!!! Bakit si Manchee pa???? I freaking hate Prentisstown! Can't somebody just give Todd Hewitt a freaking break also??? I kinda like Viola now. But my Manchee! my heart is aching for that awesome dog. (T-T) Somebody give me a knife i will be the one to take a stab at that Aaron!!!...okay i don't mean to sound to violent...hehehe. but really i'm so sad right now about Manchee *woe me*
Book 1: Chapter 40 The Sacrifice....grabehh naman etong si Aaron...can he not just drop dead??? Todd and Viola you have got to get into Haven na...so near yet so far! i keep shouting here on my screen "RUUUNNN TODD HEWITT RUUNNNN" hoping that my noise will get to him...LOL!
Book 1: Chapter 42 The Last Road to Haven (last chapter)....WHAAAATTTT THE EEEFFFFF??????!!!! NOOOOOO!!! That cannot be. After all that freaking running and they both end up this way???? WHYYYYYYY????? I don't like this story anymooorrreeee!!!! I feel like there is just no winning in this one. At least that Aaron dude is finally done away by Viola herself (you go girl!) these Printissmen are a bunch of mad men...I mean the crazy kind. Ugh! I am now super duper doubly sad with that freaking cliffhanger with a broken heart and spirit.
Over all this is a pretty good book. It is gritty, brutal and violent not the entire time but you can sense that there is something really bad and evil secrets that Prentisstown is hiding and now that Todd knows the truth can he maintain his innocence or be truly turned into one of the men of Printesstown? The author does not hesitate to throw it to your face that bad things can happen if you get caught by the villain. I feel like the author is leading me on with hope for Todd and Viola only to find myself being thrown into a pit of bleakness it was that kind of ending. I had no problem getting used to the writing style and feel of the story of the author coz it is somehow similar to the writing style of Moira Young in her Dustland series (also an awesome series) I need to take a happy chapter break so i can continue with the next book.
THE ASK and THE ANSWER (Book 2) I stop in Chapter 36 ~DEFEAT....whoa!what an emotional ride. I was feeling frustrated for Todd and Viola about both of them where manipulated, a pawn in the games of two determined tyranical leaders no matter what their supposed good intentions for the New World. Aaarrgghh! I was pissed off a lot of times. I was feeling hopeless almost. Will somebody just take a good shot at Mayor Prentiss. I planned to only read a few chapters in each day but I was hooked into the story no matter how bad it starting to get and i think its only going to get worse. I didn't realize i made it to chapter 36 already. I simply want to feel relief even for just a short while for this two. This is shaping up to be a really great series despite seeing no happy sunshine anywhere in the horizon, just that feeling of being trapped in a real bad situation. Grrr i really want to off these men of Printesstown. A War is coming together now. If the Ask will triumph i will gonna CRY for sure!
FINAL THOUGHTS on THE ASK AND THE ANSWER (Book 2) It was still gritty, dark, lots of unpredictable twist and turns, great character development for Viola and Todd and more violent and action packed. This one is in the alternating POV from Viola and Todd unlike in the first book its all from the POV of Todd. I still miss that dog Manchee!huhuhu! The ending still is trying to drive me nuts. There is no relief or whatsoever for me.
There were secondary characters here that took me by surprise esp. Davy he became this tragic figure towards the end. I was feeling so frustrated all through out the book of the way Viola and Todd were being made pawns of their war. But for now they have nowhere to go that is safe. Still i gave this one a 5 NOISY STARS...because WE ARE THE CHOICES WE MAKE.
Book 3 - MoNSters of MEn...finally started on this after many days of distraction from other books and of course RL. There is all out war between three separate groups and Viola and Todd are just trying to hang in there trying not to get swept away with Adult decisions. But their situation is very tough and force them to make adult decisions as well whether they want or like it or not.
-I am afraid for the Todd's horse Argharrad..he/she might meet the same fate as Manchu the dog. Btw, i think i'm still heart broken over that dog! -Mayor Prentiss is still insane and a war freak! -Those Spackles are not to be underestimated. -This is one horrible and maybe even a true thought : Nasty, nasty secret of war..when your winning it's ruddy thrilling! -At this point Todd is going crazy with the : I AM THE CIRCLE AND THE "FRIGGING" CIRCLE IS ME" from dear old President Prentiss either he is brilliant or insane so maybe both and I hate that about his character. I also think he knew how to manipulate again to his advantage both Viola and Todd.