WOW. The Ask and the Answer is a follow up to The Knife of Never Letting Go. Patrick Ness's second installment in the Chaos Walking trilogy is an action packed book and leads off where it's predecessor ended. Todd and Viola have gone back to New Prentisstown and are once again in the evil Mayor Prentiss's clutches. The Ask and the Answer is a real page turner that keeps you second guessing yourself about what is going to happen. This book delivers more character development than the Knife of Never Letting Go but there is less action. I really hated the President more than anything. How he treated Davy really pissed me off because Davy only really wanted to be loved by his father. Davy really showed his true colors in this book. I can't believe how Coyle and President used Todd and Viola it really reminded me of how Coin used Katniss in Mockingjay. One thing that really bothered me about this book was how Todd didn't kill President Prentiss. I really didn't see the Spackle attack coming and that was a real cliffhanger! I really enjoyed this book and I am definitely reading Monsters of Men! I recommend this book if you loved Knife of Never Letting Go and Sci-Fi!