Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengers

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 Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell h...

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Title:Ask the Passengers
Author:A.S. King
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Ask the Passengers
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Ask the Passengers Reviews

  • Kelly
    Dec 04, 2011

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

  • Mark
    Jun 20, 2012

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

  • Ali
    May 17, 2013

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

  • Arlene
    Mar 12, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

  • Steph Su
    Jul 24, 2012

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

    While it does nothing new, Printz Award-winning author A. S. King?s latest book, ASK THE PASSENGERS, does everything old in this subgenre of YA contemporary literature well. Every year, there are more than a handful of books published about a teen?s gradual awareness of his or h...

  • Thomas
    Jan 01, 2013

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

  • Samantha
    Jan 29, 2013

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

  • Tatiana
    Nov 16, 2011

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

  • Gail Carriger
    Nov 30, 2013

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    May 22, 2012

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

  • Jessica
    Jun 07, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

    While it does nothing new, Printz Award-winning author A. S. King?s latest book, ASK THE PASSENGERS, does everything old in this subgenre of YA contemporary literature well. Every year, there are more than a handful of books published about a teen?s gradual awareness of his or h...

    3.5 stars This was ??? an interesting read, capturing the life of a teenager struggling with her sexuality in a pretty close-minded small town and whilst some parts were great other elements could've been done a lot better. I LOVED the writing style. The author captures the voice...

    3.5 stars. I really loved the way this book was written. The quirk of sending love to airplane passengers along with their inner thoughts was extremely well done and a great literary skill. I enjoyed the story also, as it was relatable and very human. While the protagonist did come acr...

  • First Second Books
    Nov 12, 2012

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Dec 28, 2012

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

  • Isamlq
    Dec 06, 2011

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

    While it does nothing new, Printz Award-winning author A. S. King?s latest book, ASK THE PASSENGERS, does everything old in this subgenre of YA contemporary literature well. Every year, there are more than a handful of books published about a teen?s gradual awareness of his or h...

    3.5 stars This was ??? an interesting read, capturing the life of a teenager struggling with her sexuality in a pretty close-minded small town and whilst some parts were great other elements could've been done a lot better. I LOVED the writing style. The author captures the voice...

    3.5 stars. I really loved the way this book was written. The quirk of sending love to airplane passengers along with their inner thoughts was extremely well done and a great literary skill. I enjoyed the story also, as it was relatable and very human. While the protagonist did come acr...

    "I start to feel resentful. You mean to tell me it's 2011 and this guy gets paid to have remedial talks with high school students about how they shouldn't hate other people? Isn't this elementary? Shouldn't it be automatic? What kind of species are we if we gave to have people come ta...

  • ALPHAreader
    Dec 15, 2011

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

  • Vitor Martins
    May 23, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    Jun 05, 2014

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

  • Pip
    Feb 09, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

  • Ariel
    Oct 22, 2012

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

  • Bruna Miranda
    Sep 21, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

  • Nina
    Jan 19, 2013

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

  • Fleur
    Jul 25, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

  • Andrea
    Aug 31, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

  • Maureen
    Jun 01, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

  • Luis
    Jul 23, 2014

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

    While it does nothing new, Printz Award-winning author A. S. King?s latest book, ASK THE PASSENGERS, does everything old in this subgenre of YA contemporary literature well. Every year, there are more than a handful of books published about a teen?s gradual awareness of his or h...

    3.5 stars This was ??? an interesting read, capturing the life of a teenager struggling with her sexuality in a pretty close-minded small town and whilst some parts were great other elements could've been done a lot better. I LOVED the writing style. The author captures the voice...

    3.5 stars. I really loved the way this book was written. The quirk of sending love to airplane passengers along with their inner thoughts was extremely well done and a great literary skill. I enjoyed the story also, as it was relatable and very human. While the protagonist did come acr...

    "I start to feel resentful. You mean to tell me it's 2011 and this guy gets paid to have remedial talks with high school students about how they shouldn't hate other people? Isn't this elementary? Shouldn't it be automatic? What kind of species are we if we gave to have people come ta...

    This is definitely a solid novel of the ?gay coming out? genre. Yet there's something about this story that elevates it beyond the typical ?I can't come out? angst. Maybe it's the unique touch of magical realism. Here, King creates a perfect balance of the real and the fake...

    Edited for second read. Scratch that dumb 4.5 rating + review I gave for the first read. This book IS A NECESSITY FOR EVERYONE. Overflowing 5 stars for you, A.S King. I am sending my love to you even though you're not in an airplane. I love you. ---- 4.5 I am now starting t...

  • Neil (or bleed)
    Nov 18, 2013

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

  • Lola
    Nov 24, 2016

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

  • Joanne
    Jul 27, 2015

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

    While it does nothing new, Printz Award-winning author A. S. King?s latest book, ASK THE PASSENGERS, does everything old in this subgenre of YA contemporary literature well. Every year, there are more than a handful of books published about a teen?s gradual awareness of his or h...

    3.5 stars This was ??? an interesting read, capturing the life of a teenager struggling with her sexuality in a pretty close-minded small town and whilst some parts were great other elements could've been done a lot better. I LOVED the writing style. The author captures the voice...

  • Romie
    Nov 29, 2016

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

    While it does nothing new, Printz Award-winning author A. S. King?s latest book, ASK THE PASSENGERS, does everything old in this subgenre of YA contemporary literature well. Every year, there are more than a handful of books published about a teen?s gradual awareness of his or h...

    3.5 stars This was ??? an interesting read, capturing the life of a teenager struggling with her sexuality in a pretty close-minded small town and whilst some parts were great other elements could've been done a lot better. I LOVED the writing style. The author captures the voice...

    3.5 stars. I really loved the way this book was written. The quirk of sending love to airplane passengers along with their inner thoughts was extremely well done and a great literary skill. I enjoyed the story also, as it was relatable and very human. While the protagonist did come acr...

    "I start to feel resentful. You mean to tell me it's 2011 and this guy gets paid to have remedial talks with high school students about how they shouldn't hate other people? Isn't this elementary? Shouldn't it be automatic? What kind of species are we if we gave to have people come ta...

    This is definitely a solid novel of the ?gay coming out? genre. Yet there's something about this story that elevates it beyond the typical ?I can't come out? angst. Maybe it's the unique touch of magical realism. Here, King creates a perfect balance of the real and the fake...

    Edited for second read. Scratch that dumb 4.5 rating + review I gave for the first read. This book IS A NECESSITY FOR EVERYONE. Overflowing 5 stars for you, A.S King. I am sending my love to you even though you're not in an airplane. I love you. ---- 4.5 I am now starting t...

    Wow, this book is the proof that I should give second chances more often. When I first started this book this summer, I just stopped 30 pages in, for no particular reason. But then I decided that I heard too many good things about it and should give it a new try, so that's what I did,...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 01, 2016

    A.S. King does it so well. Technically, she shouldn?t, though. I mean, her stories are not the most original ones on Earth, and if you compare her books, you?re going to see that she follows a certain formula. Therefore, reading her books back-to-back can make them seem repetiti...

    So, here's the thing. I finished this book yesterday and I just couldn't tell you guys because IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T THINK OF HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW GREAT IT IS. I WILL be doing a video review about it with more thoughts, but here's some current thinkings: 1) A.S. King writes some of ...

    *3.75* This was pretty good! Not the best coming of age/LGBTQ book I've ever read, but I really enjoyed Astrid and all of her philosophical quirkiness. ...

    I did not like this book. Ask the Passengers was disappointing because I wanted to like it, since I was interested in the premise and I knew it was an acclaimed novel. But I just had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. Ask the Passengers is about Astrid, a senior in high s...

    As seen on The Readventurer 3.5 stars If you've read as much YA as I have, I am sure this story will sound VERY familiar to you. I myself have read it once, twice or three times, in one form or another, and each version was of a different quality. I want to repeat the blurb and ...

    As always, AS King's writing is beautiful and her themes and overall messages are great. I also really liked the magical realism aspect - if you can even call it that? However, I just didn't love it. I didn't ever really root for the characters or connect with them, and though Astrid...

    Oh this was so great. BRILLIANT. A.S. King, where have you been all my life? I feel like I had a firm grasp of the characters within the first 15 pages, I just immediately understood them. That is talent. I will definitely definitely be reading more from her in the future. King han...

    "I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal. Except that it's not." It was my first time to read a book that is about a relationship between a girl and a girl and knowing the ups and downs of a homosexual person. Usually, when it comes to this genre, I always read L...

    One of my favorite things about this book: it features two teenagers (who are dating) actually having a sensible conversation about sex before they have it. A lot of what teenage sex seems to be about is awkwardness, which leads to a whole lot of teenagers in books not talking about...

    Astrid Jones sends her love to strangers. She gives it away to passengers in the sky, because that's the only way she'll be free. Her demanding, over-controlling mother talks at her, her dad smokes pot, and her sister worries too much about her reputation to be of any help. Living in a...

    "Equality is obvious. First, to define equality. Then to define obvious. I mean, I can even try to define is if I want, because equality isn?t really working in the present tense, is it? Because equality isn?t really obvious to most people. And I don?t mean to say the world is f...

    Achei que esse seria mais um YA contemporâneo, mas dei de cara com um livro incrível! Tem humor, tem amor, tem muita coisa pra fazer a gente pensar! A narrativa que se divide entre o ponto de vista da Astrid e os pontos de vista dos passageiros torna esse livro uma história cheia d...

    Here is what they say about Astrid Jones and her family in their small-town of Unity Valley: ? Their mother hardly ever leaves the house. But she?s stuck-up, and thinks she?s above it all for keeping her fancy New York job. ? The dad is a stoner ? if he?s not making bir...

    Very unique story that was shared with a sense of levity by an immediately likeable character. It was because of the smooth, funny, thoughtful narrative that allowed me to enjoy this novel about a very serious subject. Astrid Jones is from a small town called Unity Valley. We meet ...

    Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions. Okay, it's official. I think A.S. King is one of the very best YA writers out there. Ask the Passengers is only my second experience with King, but I loved it just as much as, perhaps even more than, the first one I read, Everybody Sees the...

    I enjoyed this contemporary YA, at first I was annoyed by the artifice of the inset passenger clips. I thought they were an excuse the author was using to get all essay and literary on the reader, but at the end they tied in nicely and I forgave A.S. King. ...

    "'I don't know. I'm still not even sure, I don't think. I mean, how do I know?' 'It's not a guy?' I shake my head. Justin hoots. 'Dude! You're one of us!' I keep shaking my head, and I add a shrug, but I'd be lying if I told you that his excitement and invitation into -one ...

    Could King be any better? Seriously. This is my favorite of her books, hands down. I also think it might be the most accessible but it does not stray from her style of infusing the real with a bit of the fantastic. There are a striking number of similarities to EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS ...

    The general premise isn't bad, but it's muddled and poorly-executed. I found myself disliking all the characters, including Astrid, the main character with whom I am supposed to relate. It's like the author couldn't decide on a personality for any one of the characters, so she just jum...

    Astrid desperately wants to talk to someone. Someone other than her overbearing mother, stoner of a father, distant sister, or even her pushy friends and girlfriend. She doesn't have anyone to love so she sends her love to planes passing over-head, hoping someone will send some back....

    Meu coração ficou apertado o livro inteiro. É uma história de mexer o coração, mas que mostra de forma muito real a situação que muitos adolescentes, jovens (e até adultos, por que não) passam para assumirem-se e sentirem-se realmente bem consigo mesmo. ...

    Good writing, human characters and interesting family relationships. I really liked it :) ...

    Lovely story - understated, but incredibly gripping. And my love for A.S. King is confirmed once again. To love this book, you need to love its narrator, and for me at least Astrid is impossible not to love. Sure, she's a questioning teenager, and she's confused - but she's sensibl...

    While it does nothing new, Printz Award-winning author A. S. King?s latest book, ASK THE PASSENGERS, does everything old in this subgenre of YA contemporary literature well. Every year, there are more than a handful of books published about a teen?s gradual awareness of his or h...

    3.5 stars This was ??? an interesting read, capturing the life of a teenager struggling with her sexuality in a pretty close-minded small town and whilst some parts were great other elements could've been done a lot better. I LOVED the writing style. The author captures the voice...

    3.5 stars. I really loved the way this book was written. The quirk of sending love to airplane passengers along with their inner thoughts was extremely well done and a great literary skill. I enjoyed the story also, as it was relatable and very human. While the protagonist did come acr...

    "I start to feel resentful. You mean to tell me it's 2011 and this guy gets paid to have remedial talks with high school students about how they shouldn't hate other people? Isn't this elementary? Shouldn't it be automatic? What kind of species are we if we gave to have people come ta...

    This is definitely a solid novel of the ?gay coming out? genre. Yet there's something about this story that elevates it beyond the typical ?I can't come out? angst. Maybe it's the unique touch of magical realism. Here, King creates a perfect balance of the real and the fake...