The Ask and the Answer picks up immediately after The Knife of Never Letting Go left off. Viola has been shot and the two of them have been separated by Mayor Printiss and Todd has no idea if Viola has even survived. Not to be too spoilerly but off course she does and the novel switches between Todd and Viola throughout the whole book.
With the Mayor taking over the newly called new Printisstown the women in the town start to revolt because they do no wish to have the same fate as the women from the original Printisstown and you follow both Todd and Viola as war starts to break out.
The Knife of Never Letting Go was a thrilling non stop chase while Todd ran from the mayor and slowly figured out the truth about his hometown. The Ask and the Answer is more psychologically driven and you see why people make the decision they do if the only outcome is more bloodshed. I enjoyed the Ask and the Answer much more than I did the Knife of Never Letting Go and the writing is not nearly as infuriating - Todd is still a narrator for half the novel but his spelling and language skills have greatly improved since the first novel.
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; 1 Reprint edition (August 10, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076364837X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763648374
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews