Monday, January 28, 2013

Ask the Passenger by A.S. King

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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 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.
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 question everything--and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.

I loved A.S. King's previous books that I have read. The Dust of 100 Dogs was clever and original. Please Ignore Vera Dietz was heartbreaking and just stunning. Ask the Passengers combines both of these to make an amazing and unforgettable story. Astrid is an amazing girl. She is dealing with a lot of issues in her life  and is trying to figure out what she wants to do in her life and also about her sexuality. I also enjoyed the passengers and found their small stories to be a good addition to story. I really wish that there had been more. I really enjoyed the plot. I didn't feel that it was ever too slow or dragged, instead it flowed perfectly and I wanted more. King writes a story in a unique and exciting way. The writing is just lovely and I can't wait to read more from her. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoyed her previous books and anyone that wants a contemporary book with a touch of magical realism. It is such a clever and amazing story. 

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