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The Ask and the Answer : Chaos Walking Series : Book 2 - Patrick Ness

The Ask and the Answer

Chaos Walking Series : Book 2


Published: 1st August 2014
For Ages: 12+ years old
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RRP $16.99

A new edition of the award-winning second novel in the Chaos Walking trilogy.

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 forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode...

About the Author

Patrick Ness is the critically-acclaimed and best-selling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls and More Than This. He has won numerous awards including the the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Costa and Galaxy Children's Book Awards. He lives in Bromley, Kent.



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A powerful series


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Well Written


  • Requires Some Persistence

Best Uses

  • Teen read
  • Young adult

Comments about The Ask and the Answer:

The second in the Chaos Walking series, this book doesn't disappoint. You should read the first book (The Knife of Never Letting Go) before this one to gain an in-depth understanding of the characters and their motivation. A little difficult to get into, but please persist...this series is worth it! Set in a futuristic world other than earth with an almost Amish feel, it is all about the struggle for power and the efforts of two young teens to thwart a power-hungry leader, yet it is about so much more than this! Give the Chaos Walking series a try...I really enjoyed it!

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I think you'll just have to trust me when I say that this book is worth reading. It's grim, yes, but so well written that it's acceptable. I would recommend this to all teenagers. I don't care about your book preferences. This is worth a read, I promise. Five stars - I couldn't give it less. * The Guardian Online *

ISBN: 9781406357998
ISBN-10: 1406357995
Series: Chaos Walking
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.46