The Ask and the Answer
The Ask and the Answer
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Series: Chaos Walking Vol. 2   

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Annotation: 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.
Catalog Number: #5786036
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2014
Pages: 553 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-7617-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-7617-9
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2009007329
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 112,668
Reading Level: 4.6
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.6 / points: 16.0 / quiz: 131876 / grade: Upper Grades
Lexile: 770L
Guided Reading Level: Z+
Fountas & Pinnell: Z+

The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers—and a bonus short story in each book.

“Grim and beautifully written. . . . Superb. . . . This is among the best YA science fiction novels of the year.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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?

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