Ask The Passengers by A.s. KingAsk The Passengers by A.s. King

Ask The Passengers

byA.s. King

Paperback | September 10, 2013

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In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to questioneverything--and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.
Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions...like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl.
As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people she imagines flying over her at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives--and her own--for the better.
A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimedReality Boy;Ask the Passengers, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner;Everybody Sees the Ants; and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor bookPlease Ignore Vera Dietz. She is also the author ofThe Dust of 100 Dogs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. When asked about her writing...
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Title:Ask The PassengersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316194670

ISBN - 13:9780316194679

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good I bought this book on a whim not knowing much about it and i was happily surprised at how much i enjoyed the book. An interesting concept
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! This needs to be on your list. It is hands down my favourite book. Astrid Jones is the protagonist I'd been waiting to read about. This story will stick with you. It's a beautiful, complicated, important, intelligent story for all the kids out there that don't get to read about their love and their experiences.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but feels almost unfinished Really neat concepts are woven in, like Astrid's 'sending out love', and conversations with a brain-dwelling-philosopher, but I finished it feeling a little dissatisfied. I can't quite place why. I suppose I wanted more of these original concepts rather than the more more predominate and predictable secretive lesbian relationship. Of course, this may just be a result of over-consumption on my part, as I don't think King's portrayal isn't substantive. It covers a lot of aspects of a relationship, and it does so in an engaging (if sometimes appropriately frustrating) way. I definitely don't regret reading it but I also don't think it has very much re-read value.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved! It was awesome. I really loved the way and the narrative that A. S. King used to tell Astrid's story. Simple, meaningful and powerful.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Umm... I expected this book to be much better and it was on my TBR list for a short time because I got it not too long ago.  The concept of a girl speaking to the people that fly in planes over her is stunning. I wanted the author to emphasize more on that.  To me, the whole book was about gay people partying. I didn't find that interesting in any way. I wanted it to be my favourite, to be so good. :/
Date published: 2014-02-06

Editorial Reviews

"King has penned a work of realism that is magical in the telling."-Cooperative Children's Book Center