Monday, November 18, 2013

Review: Ask The Passengers by A.S. King

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. (GoodReads).

Ask The Passengers

Ask The Passengers by A.S. King made me feel sad and happy at once. I liked Astrid a whoooole lot, but am not sure if the happy outweighs the sad.

Level of Originality: 8. This is a book that explores LGBT teenage experiences alongside a little magic in the way Astrid can seemingly send love to the passengers in the sky. LOVE.

Level of Absurdity: 3.. This score doesn't represent Astrid or her high school experience; A.S. King does such a good job describing her and her life.

Level of Paranormal Romance: 5. Nothing paranormal, just lots of sweetness. And making out in walk in freezers. As a teenager I worked in a snack bar with a walk in freezer and I have to admit, these ladies are capitalizing on a natural asset. This romance is just what Astrid needed, since her best friends are suspect at times and her parents are THE WORST.

Level of Harry Potterness: 5. The sending of love that Astrid does is my favorite part of this book. To her dad and mom, but also the the planes overhead. 


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  2. I was so hesitant going into this book, but it is SO SO SO SO good!


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