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  • Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Description: 519 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 770

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780763644901
  • 076364837X



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The Ask and the Answer

by Ness, Patrick, 1971-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 3rd Floor, Malletts Teen, Pittsfield Teen, West Teen

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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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Good followup to the first book, and it doesn't leave off on as much of a cliff-hanger. Great insight into war and the havoc it can wreak and how both sides can do wrong.

Dark but compelling

The whole Chaos walking series has some pretty dark themes, but the story is so compelling, I couldn't stop wanting to find out what went so wrong in the past...


the second book is just as good as the first. It has alot of action and a interesting ending

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