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Ask the Passengers

Title

Ask the Passengers

Authors

A. S. King

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780316194686

Pages

293 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

HL630L

Topic

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

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Keywords

rural teenagers; prejudices; family problems; love; high schools; gossip; dating; flaws; marijuana

Diversity Impact

direct

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