Study Guide

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) Characters

By Patrick Ness

Todd Hewitt

So let's face it: As far as heroes go, Todd is on the cranky end of the spectrum. He's not a jerk...

Viola Eade

Viola is a shooting star that falls into the New World from a different planet. No,...

Aaron

Aaron is this huge, hulking, preacher-gone-wrong version of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, who...

Manchee

If Manchee isn't your favorite character by the end of the book, well, then—it's your...

Ben

Thank goodness for Ben, Todd's kindly surrogate father. Key word here is kind. Why? Because Ben's...

Cillian

Cillian is Todd's less-favorite surrogate parent. He and Todd don't get along, and when Todd...

Mayor Prentiss

Mayor Prentiss is Big Brother. He's the dictator who brainwashes his townspeople (you know, after...

David Prentiss, Jr.

Davy Prentiss Jr. is the brat kid of Mayor Prentiss. He's first described as "Mr. Prentiss Jr....

Minor Characters

Hildy's probably the first good thing that happens to Todd and Viola, so it's fitting that she...