The Ask and the Answer

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The Ask and the Answer
Written by Patrick Ness
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763644900
ISBN-13: 9780763644901
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The Ask and the Answer

author: Patrick Ness

series name:
Chaos Walking

Reaching the end of their flight in THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, while Todd faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor’s oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?

Part two of the literary sci-fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard – and secrets are never safe.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $22.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763644900 /  9780763644901
on sale date:
09/2009
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
528 / 5 1/4" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Law & Crime; Fantasy & Magic; Social Issues; Dystopian; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as the Carnegie Medal–winning A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.
 
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