Ask The Passengers

Paperback | September 10, 2013

byA.s. King

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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.

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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...

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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Format: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

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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

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