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The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

7 reviews

kkenna7's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

It took me over a month to read this one because it’s just… tough. It’s a tough read, tough subject matter, tough everything. Some parts got so intense for me at a tumultuous mental health time for me and I had to put it down more than once. 

Of course, Patrick Ness continues with the great writing and world building, naturally. It always is. I can’t say I *enjoyed* this necessarily, but objectively it is a good book. It’s just a challenging read. I pushed through so hopefully the finale is well worth it! 

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hazelmort's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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izzysaround's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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aquakerwitch's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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arlorees's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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oliverlang's review against another edition

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challenging dark sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

I found this book really quite difficult to read so it's taken me a lot longer to read than the first book. 

Big trigger warning for physical and emotional abuse, slavery, torture and genocide.

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pamshenanigans's review against another edition

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adventurous dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

“Cuz how do you know yer alive if you don't hurt?”

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

What an amazing sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go! As usual, Patrick Ness' writing is palpable and searing that it'll leave you at the edge of your seat, wanting to read more and more. The book further tackles the social commentary on colonization, genocide, and war.

If you're looking for a fast-paced, action-packed read. Pick this series up ASAP!

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