The first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy, The Knife of Never Letting Go introduces a dystopian world of only men. Todd Hewitt is approaching his 13th birthday, when will become a man. Instead, he is forced to leave his small community when he discovers one place where The Noise can't reach him. And why is it silent in the Swamp? Viola Eade, the first girl Todd ever sees, holds the clue. This series hits that sweet spot of having great reviews as well as popularity with teen readers. Appropriate for 7th grade and up, readers of The Knife of Never Letting Go will clamor for the other books in the series., The Ask and The Answer and Monsters of Men.