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Ask the Passengers

Title

Ask the Passengers

Authors

A. S. King

Publisher

Little, Brown

Pages

293 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780316194686

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; same-sex relationship; lesbian

Annotation

Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's always stoned, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female ; male/male

Keywords

rural teenagers; prejudice; family problems; love; high schools; gossip; dating

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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