Ask the Passengers by A. S. King audiobook

Ask the Passengers

By A. S. King
Read by Devon Sorvari

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8.08 Hours Unabridged
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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 realize 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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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature

A 2013 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Selected for the 2012 Kids' Indie Next List

A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

A 2012 School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults

A 2012 Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults

A 2012 BookPage Best Book for Young Adults

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens, 2012

A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, October 2012

A 2015 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee

A 2014 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee

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 realize 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For kids still struggling with their own truths, it can be hard to believe how much light there is once you come out of the cave. This is a book that knows and understands that, and it’s one that readers will believe.” Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books (starred)
“Printz Honor author A.S. King has delivered yet another YA novel that may well have booksellers chasing customers around the store to hand sell it.” Shelf Awareness
“King’s thoughtful, sad, funny, and frank book will appeal to…anyone who wants to define herself on her own terms.” School Library Journal (starred)
“Funny, provocative, and intelligent, King’s story celebrates love in all of its messy, modern complexity.” Publishers Weekly (starred)
“King has created an intense, fast-paced, complex, and compelling novel about sexuality, politics, and societal norms that will force readers outside their comfort zones…Quite possibly the best teen novel featuring a girl questioning her sexuality written in years.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“King continues to expertly plumb the lovely numbness of a young person struck by emotional paralysis…Another thoughtful, and often breathtaking achievement.” Booklist (starred)

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Author

Author Bio: A. S. King

Author Bio: A. S. King

A. S. King is the award-winning author of eight acclaimed novels for young adults. Her novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz earned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask the Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The New York Times called her “one of the best YA writers working today.” King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English