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Publisher's Summary

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 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 30,000 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.
©2012 Listening Library; 2012 A. S. King
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on 10-25-12

Ask yourself why you must read this book, NOW!!!

What did you love best about Ask the Passengers?

A.S. King has an amazing ability of creating characters of depth and complexity that we can understand and empathize with while placing them in heart rendering situations that are soul deep. She has done her finest work with ASK THE PASSENGERS by showcasing a teenaged girl named Astrid Jones, a girl that is trying cope with the fact that her family is totally dysfunctional, that she might be gay and why she has to keep sending love to all the passengers on the planes that fly overhead.

What other book might you compare Ask the Passengers to and why?

EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS because it is another well written novel by the same author

Which scene was your favorite?

When Astrid finally looses it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, once I started I did not want to stop.

Any additional comments?

The reader for this novel did a fine job of conveying all the emotions that were conveyed in the book. She also sounded like a teen and not an older person trying too hard to sound like one. It was well done and I truly enjoyed this audiobook.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Me & My Girls on 10-27-15

Huge Letdown

I was so psyched when I found this book; an adolescent bisexual girl who was hiding the gay part of her life, and perhaps the gay portion of herself, from herself, as well. I hyped the book to my cadre and sold it as a group listening experience, and then I began listening. It was so seriously disappointing that it embarrassed me. I'm busy with my classes and I don't usually have the time to listen to a full length audio and I made this an exception much to my own embarrassment. This audio moved at a snail's pace with a superfluity of repetition; I mean how many Saturday's did Astrid and Dee have the same argument. Basically it felt to me like Astrid spent the entire first half of the book in her own head going back and forth like a full on female Hamlet. As a young gay woman I can't bring myself to give this book one star but neither can I recommend it.

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