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The Ask and the Answer  - Patrick Ness So many feels.I have read The Knife of Never Letting Go about one and a half years ago and I have adored it. I wanted to savour the story, I knew that I was going to love it and I also really, really loved the sequel.In this novel, there are changing POV's between Todd and Viola. And I loved that. I loved how the story was told from both perspectives, how I, as the reader, could follow both story lines coming together.I loved both Todd and Viola; individually and together. The two of them are such strong characters. They are flawed, but hey, they are still adolescents. They are still growing up and they are developing into such great characters, I just love reading about them.The villains were superb. They were so mean and villain-y as you could possibly imagine. And they did their job very well.As well as the Spackle. I just couldn't believe what was done to them. How everything was taken away from them. Even before Mayor Prentiss showed up. It felt like an abstract re-telling of the genocide in World War II. I really liked them as a part of the story and am interested in what role they will play in the next book.I was kept in suspense over the course of the entire novel and I devoured it and tried to savour it as much as I could, but the story is just so fast-paced, I just couldn't stop reading.Also the writing. Guys, the writing. I know that a lot of people couldn't get into The Knife of Never Letting Go because of the writing style. It is written in a bit of a slang with words written as you would write them down as you're hearing them (e.g. "attenshun" = attention). This was still the case with Todd's POV, but he seemed to have matured, so that it didn't even stand out that much. But that's not the only thing. Viola's POV was written somehow completely different. It suited her character; both writing styles did emphasize Todd's and Viola's character and I couldn't get enough of either story line and/or writing style.I want to digest this novel very slowly and give it a bit of time until I read Monsters of Men as I don't want this trilogy to end. But I can't promise I won't start reading it at the beginning of the next month.