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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,975 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. S. King Narrator: Devon Sorvari Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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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 personal questions...like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl.

As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at 30,000 feet, and they don't even realize she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives - and her own - for the better.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/27/2014

    " Going with 5 stars for one of the best books I've read this year!! A.S. King really nails this one - so honest and true are these voices. It's a bit like Wonder for the YA crowd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/18/2014

    " Astrid Jones lives in simpleton, small-minded Unity Valley, where she struggles to come to terms with her sexual identity and how to not fit into the boxes that life tries to fit us into. I have to say, I definitely loved and hated this book at the same time, only because as someone who lives in a big east coast city, it was hard for me to relate with people in Unity Valley, even though in this day and age, it's not as uncommon as one may think to still have the very narrow-minded viewpoints; however, not to get too off point. While I found Astrid's family (mostly mother and sister) infuritating, this is still a very good coming-of-age novel, and definitely one that will leave you feeling satisfied. I read it in one day, so I would say it's a fast-paced book, and humorous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre S. | 1/5/2014

    " An interesting 'coming out' story. I liked the way Astrid came up with internal sources of wisdom for herself, when her external resources were thin or feeble or just plain wrong-headed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 12/30/2013

    " Love A.S. King! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlou Lunsford | 12/20/2013

    " In need a category for lovely. KIng has a wonderful way of getting us into the mind of a character. Astrid is trying to figure out who she is which, of course, it frustrating for the others in her life, not that their lives are in anyway pulled together. When she needs to think, she lies on the picnic table in her backyard and sends love to the passengers in the planes flying overhead. And, yes, we do get a glimpse into the lives of those passengers. Astrid's questions help us find our own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Olson | 12/1/2013

    " Loved this! Girl protagonist questions her sexuality and deals with a difficult mother. Best part is she occasionally sends love up to random passing airplanes. Then there is a short description of the plane passenger who receives that love. Clever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candice | 11/27/2013

    " decent coming of age novel for middle and high school readers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julianne Jacques | 11/27/2013

    " I enjoyed the book, but all the yelling of the main character telling people not to classify her sexuality and then settles for a label after all, I found inconsistent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Kuhlman | 10/11/2013

    " Generally a well written book with lesbian protagonist who is struggling with her identity and has rather dysfunctional family. I enjoyed the book, but I'm at the stage where I prefer gay books with characters who have interesting lives - and by the way - some of the characters are gay. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 10/2/2013

    " Blah. Can we jump on the teenage lesbian bandwagon any quicker? Very superficial. I liked it less and less the more I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 8/10/2013

    " Disappointing after King's stellar "Everybody Sees the Ants". The secondary characters were underdeveloped and the relationships rang false. /sadface "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/23/2013

    " This was definitely my favorite A.S. King book I've read. Totally deserves five stars. It was so beautiful and well written and entertaining. I really recommend everyone picking this up if you haven't yet! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 12/12/2012

    " Disappointing compared to her last two books, which I loved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rene | 11/2/2012

    " I liked it well enough--I mean I read all the way to the end and I liked it--but nothing from the book is sticking with me. Very interesting premise for a book. "

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About the Author
A.S. King is also the author of The Dust of 100 Dogs.  Amy spent a decade living self-sufficiently on an Irish farm before she returned to the United States.  She now lives with her family in a small Pennsylvania town.
About the Narrator

Devon Sorvari has worked extensively in film, television, and theater. She has starred in numerous regional plays and has been a reoccuring guest on television shows like Gilmore Girls and ER. She holds a BFA in acting from New York University.