This is the first book in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy and waw it is depressing. Learned of this book through my good friend Abi, we are both fans of young adult dystopian books and she shared with me her copies of the trilogy. The Knife Of Never Letting Go is different from other first-book-in-a-trilogy that I’ve read as the protagonist, Todd, didn’t emerge victorious. The usual formula of give-the-protagonist-a-small-victory-at-the-end-of-the-first-book-then-come-up-with-a-bigger-problem-for-the-second-book wasn’t applied to the Chaos Walking trilogy. That being said, I have a theory that the trilogy will seem like one long story divided into three books a.k.a. you can’t just read one book then stop (because you won’t be able to appreciate that book on its own) which is why I’ll start on the second book tonight.