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The ask and the answer [electronic resource] : Chaos Walking Series, Book 2. Patrick Ness.

Ness, Patrick. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780763652173 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Part two of the literary sci-fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard—and secrets are never safe. 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? Includes "The Wide, Wide Sea," a short story by Patrick Ness.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
770 Lexile.
4.6 ATOS Level
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4846 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Science Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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