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The Ask and the Answer
Patrick Ness
Teen Fiction NESS

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This grim and beautifully written sequel to Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go picks up where its predecessor left off and will have readers racing to its painful conclusion. Having escaped from the dystopian, all-male Prentisstown, teenagers Todd and Viola have fled to the city of Haven, only to discover that Prentisstown's mayor, a powerful and charismatic sociopath, has gotten there first, intent on controlling the entire planet. Separated, the friends are caught up on opposite sides of a horrific, morally ambiguous civil war, with Todd coming close to madness. (Viola later reminds Todd, who has undertaken some shocking and cruel responsibilities while working with the mayor, "We all fall but that's not what matters. What matters is picking yourself up again.") This superb novel, which ends with a gripping cliffhanger that sets up the third Chaos Walking book, uses a brilliant cast of well-developed characters and its singular setting and premise to present a provocative examination of the nature of evil and humanity. This is among the best YA science fiction novels of the year. Ages 14-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Todd Hewitt
Boy
Age: 13
Runaway
Lives in a world that is infected by a mysterious chemical that caused all the men who came in contact with it to broadcast all of their thoughts and which killed all the women; locked in a tower by the mayor of the town he escaped from; determined to rescue Viola and accompany her on a mission to find her people.

Viola
Female
Prisoner
On a mission to find her people, a colony of mostly women who are determimned to overthrow the mayor; being held captive by the mayor of Todd's hometown.



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