The ask and the answer book

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the ask and the answer book

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Published 16.12.2018

The Ask and the Answer - Spoiler Free Book Review

It was published on 4 May by Walker Books. The story follows Todd Hewitt, a year-old boy held captive by the mayor of New Prentisstown. He is forced to live in the town's clock tower with the previous Mayor, Con Ledger.

BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

The tension created within this book is palpable, it turns this book into a rampant, unrelenting adventure that takes the reader on a journey they will never forget with consequences that lead our beloved characters to the brink of death and back again…but what is going to be left of this world, the town and of our brave souls Todd and Viola. The Mayor is now called the President and with this name change comes a tyrannical reign of terror, deception and fear. The townsfolk of Haven rolled over in surrender of the approaching army from Prentisstown and are now ruled with an iron fist, submitting to his invasion and coming to terms with his demands on the city. But something is rising that will change everything forever. The President appears to be playing Todd off against his love and desire of Viola, ensnaring Todd in his masterplan that Ness does well to keep a tight lid on throughout the book, with us only finding out his reasoning in the cliffhanger left at the end of the book. Todd is sent to work with Davy the Presidents son the man who shot Viola.

T his is the second book of the Chaos Walking Trilogy. It's set in New World a fictional place and is about a boy called Todd who is trying to escape from his worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. He finds a girl called Viola; Todd had never seen a girl or woman before because they were all killed during the Spackle War. They run together to Haven only to find the Mayor waiting for them When the first people arrived in New World they caught a disease called the Noise.


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2 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness – A Literary Playground

  1. From the unique writing style, to the ingenious premise, to the genuine characters, and the white-knuckle action, I loved it.

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