100 word review: The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
This stunning follow-up to The Knife of Never Letting Go continues the stakes-raising. We dig into the dark corners of Todd, Viola’s, and humankind’s minds showing the ugly truth about the way we live.
Everything keeps getting darker, through the thousand compromises that we make with ourselves. We are ugly and dark, but glimpse our potential; we make hard choices about how to live, the price we pay for living as we will, and coping in the face of harsh realities.
The best science fiction uses ideas to examine what it means to be human; these books go beyond that.