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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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful