Ask the passengers: a novel

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Pub. Date:
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Language:
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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.
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9780316194686
9780449015124
9780316194679
9780316214544
Reading Level:
UG
Level 3.9, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 630L
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Full title ask the passengers
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display_description "Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's always stoned, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she's trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love--and asking the right questions--will affect the passengers' lives, and her own, for the better"-- Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Family problems -- Fiction, Gossip -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, Love stories, American, Prejudices -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Ask the passengers : a novel
title_full Ask the Passengers, Ask the passengers : a novel / by A.S. King
title_short Ask the passengers :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Family problems, Gossip, High schools, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Lesbians, Love stories, American, Prejudices, Romance, Schools, Young Adult Fiction, Young adult fiction