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Ask the passengers, a novel by A.S. King

Label
Ask the passengers
Title
Ask the passengers
Statement of responsibility
a novel by A.S. King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Imagining that she is sending love to passengers in airplanes flying overhead, Astrid Jones, a teen from a small town torn by gossip and narrow-mindedness, struggles with her family's dysfunction and hides her love for another girl
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania), 2013.
  • James Cook Book Award (Ohio), 2013
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, 2012.
  • Rainbow List, 2013.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013.
Awards note
Los Angeles Times Book Prizes winner.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10153346
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, A. S.
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
630
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High schools
  • Prejudices
  • Families
  • Lesbians
  • Love
  • Rural teenagers
  • Gossip
  • Romance fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Ask the passengers, a novel by A.S. King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published, 2012
  • Includes interview with author, reading group guide, and excerpt from Reality Boy by A. S. King
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052154458
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
293 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780316194679
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)853505748
Label
Ask the passengers, a novel by A.S. King
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published, 2012
  • Includes interview with author, reading group guide, and excerpt from Reality Boy by A. S. King
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052154458
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
293 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780316194679
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)853505748

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