The Ask and the Answer (Book, 2009) [Macalester College]
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The Ask and the Answer

The Ask and the Answer

Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
Alternate chapters follow teenagers Todd and Viola, who become separated as the Mayor's oppressive new regime takes power in New Prentisstown, a space colony where residents can hear each other's thoughts.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile works
Named Person: Todd (Fictitious character) Hewitt
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Ness
ISBN: 9780763644901 0763644900 9780763648374 076364837X 9781406310269 1406310263 9781406323092 1406323098 9780763676179 0763676179 9781406357998 1406357995 9780606358743 0606358749
OCLC Number: 303042590
Notes: "A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jacket flap.
Awards: Costa Award, 2009.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 440
Description: 519 pages ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Patrick Ness.


Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is  Read more...
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"* "Ness is a young writer of exciting quality and unpredictability." The Times"

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Confusion, compromise, betrayal and suspense!

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-02-18) Very Good Permalink

This is the second in the Chaos Walking trilogy and sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go. Todd and Viola are separated in this volume, Todd is comissioned into the "ASK" and Viola into the "ANSWER." Confusion, compromise, betrayal and suspense keep the reader turning the pages.

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