The Ask and the Answer

The Ask and the Answer

By (author) Patrick Ness

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This title is a tense, shocking and deeply moving novel of resistance under the most extreme pressure. "We were in the square, in the square where I'd run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her". 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...

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 48mm | 456g
  • 02 May 2013
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1406344478
  • 9781406344479
  • 27,057

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Patrick Ness is the critically-acclaimed and best-selling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls. 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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