Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and
narrow-mindedness by sending love to the passengers in the
airplanes flying overhead. Maybe they'll know what to do with it.
Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it. Her mother
doesn't want it, her father's always stoned, her perfect sister's
too busy trying to fit in and the people in her small town would
never allow her to love the person she really wants to - another
girl named Dee. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about
this deep secret or the profound questions that she's trying to
answer but little does she know just how much sending her love -
and asking the right questions - will affect the passengers' lives,
and her own, for the better. In this unmistakably original
portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's boxes and
definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question
everything - and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking
and sharing real love.
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Realistic and well-portrayed angst is the feature of this feel-good story
Sat, 1 Aug 2015 | Review
by: Sue @ Crushingcinders
Realistic and well-portrayed angst is the feature of this feel-good story where acceptance is key. In love with another girl, Astrid struggles with honesty in a small conservative town, where eyes are everywhere and gossip rules.
I struggled with the ‘keyhole peek’ into the passengers flying above, which gave the story a disjointed feel. It seemed out of place, as though the author had the idea before and tried to mold the story around it.
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