I really can't stop thinking about this book. I picked it up just as a random read off the library shelf, and I have almost never been as impressed with a book. It's set in the distant future when humans have colonized a planet where everyone can hear each other's thoughts. Tom and his dog have to escape from their town after they discover a terrible secret about the planet. The writing style was humorous and somewhat poetic, and the plot exciting. Not only was it highly enjoyable, it also made me think about what a world would be like without secrets or quiet. I recommend this novel to older readers because of the sometimes mature content, extreme violence, and profanity.