Published by Candlewick Press (love it) and winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Knife begins in Prentisstown, a dystopian outcrop with not a woman in sight. Todd Hewitt, and every other male who had been exposed to the plague years ago, can hear a man's thoughts--and they're grim and brutal at times. Seeking peace and quiet, Todd heads out to the marsh only to find a great silence, like a tear in the world; Todd has found something that he thought had died, and it changes his world.
And that's all I'm giving today because the story decompresses in its own way, at times gripping and other times meandering. But the central mystery of the world of Knife is foremost and keeps me engaged. So a copy of The Ask and the Answer is my wish today! Do you hear that, Book Fairy?