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  • Published: New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 293 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780316194686
  • 0316194689

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Ask the passengers

by King, A. S. 1970-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen

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"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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Sending love

Well-crafted with believable characters and dialogue. Loved the conceit of sending love to the passengers on the plane. Astrid's family is both tragic and comic (perhaps tragicomic?) and I felt a great deal of sympathy for her. Sometimes I felt a little irritated with Astrid and what seemed to be excessive waffling, but then, I can't really blame her for that. She's going through quite a tough, confusing time. Also, about 3/4 of the way through I felt like the plot lost some of its momentum; I felt like the characters were just sitting around waiting for something to happen. But maybe that's King's point. Overall, a solid read.

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