Ask the Passengers
Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying overhead. 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. In this unmistakably original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's boxes and definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question everything - and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking and sharing real love.
From a Michael L. Printz Honor author comes a powerful story about finding - and sharing - love.
A 2012 "Publishers Weekly "Best YA BookA 2012 "School Library Journal" Best BookA 2012 "Kirkus Reviews" Best YA BookA 2012 "Library Journal" Best YA for Adults BookA 2012 "BookPage "Best Children's BookA 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature WinnerA 2012 Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen BookA 2012 Lambda Literary Award FinalistA 2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults BookA 2013 Carolyn W. Field Award WinnerA 2013 Rainbow List Top Ten BookA 2013 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens BookA 2013 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices BookA Junior Library Guild Selection
A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed novel Everybody Sees the Ants and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor book Please Ignore Vera Dietz. She is also the author of The Dust of 100 Dogs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. After returning from Ireland where she spent over a decade living off the land, teaching adult literacy and writing novels, King now lives deep in the Pennsylvania woods with her husband and children. Learn more at the author's website.