Today's Tuesday Teaser is the second of the Chaos Walking Trilogy, and winner of the 2009 Costa Children's Book Award.
There's so many of 'em, so many long white faces looking back at me, their eyes too big, their mouths too small and toothy and high on their faces, their ears looking nothing like a man's.
But you can still see a man's face in there, can't you?
I cannot recommend this trilogy more highly. The central characters of Todd and Viola are engaging, and the use of first person POV perfectly handled. When I first started reading book one, The Knife Of Never Letting Go, I wasn't at all sure I liked Ness's style. However his use of both short and long sentences really works, building and maintaining tension from the beginning to end of each book. But be warned - this is dark fiction, and features violence throughout. I also suggest you have all three books in the series at hand - you will want to read them all. This is YA science fiction at it's best.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
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