The Ask and the Answer wins the Costa Award

The Ask and the Answer, sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness, has just won the Costa Children's Book Award. (Since this is a UK award, the picture is of the UK edition).

Here is the shortlist, chosen by appointed judges (generally a trio of that include an author, a bookseller, and a journalist):

Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd
Troubadour by Mary Hoffman
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera

I haven't read any of them....I've had a copy of The Ask and the Answer for ages and ages, but the Knife of Never Letting Go upset me so much that I haven't yet found the strength to read its sequel....

1 comment:

  1. I was afraid to read The Ask and The Answer too, but I just had to know what happened! It's upsetting, but not in the same way that The Knife of Never Letting Go was. I didn't cry once while reading it. To give you the teeniest of tiny spoilers, I spent the first half of the book afraid that I was being set up for another Manchee-esque heartache, to the point that my internal flinch distracted me from the story, but Todd's horse doesn't die, I promise.


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