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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) - Patrick Ness I very nearly gave up on this book at about 5% into it. The writing (not so much the spelling, but the stream-of-consciousness, the noise of it and in it, in spite of realising almost immediately that this part was deliberate and actually served a purpose) was almost enough to drive me up the walls, and Todd, the main character, came off as rather unlikeable on top of that.

I'm glad I persisted. Once I got used to the noisiness of the writing, and got more into the story, it gradually developed into a rather interesting and reasonably original YA dystopia. There was plenty of predictability, in many ways, but also some twists I hadn't expected, and quite a bit of character development for Todd - even some for Viola, although she felt a lot more like just a prop for Todd's development. I hope she gets to be her own person in the sequels.