Waiting on Wednesday–Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

I’m a huge fan of A.S. King, so when I found out about her upcoming release, Ask the Passengers, I immediately added it on Goodreads.  She is a stellar author who really knows how to write a fantastic piece of contemporary Y.A.  If you haven’t read any of her books, I highly recommend you do so this summer.  I’m still enjoying my summer vacation, but I am eager for October to get here now that I know about this new book.  And would you look at that cover?!  There’s just something about it that I love.

Title & Author: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Release Date: October 23rd, 2012

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary (From Goodreads): 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. 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.


  1. I normally don’t read YA contemporary but this struck my interest. Definitely on my TBR pile now.

  2. Ohmygoodness. Thanks for telling me this book exists! It sounds really good!

    My WOW

  3. I haven’t heard about this one bfore. looks like it can be a good read. Thanks for sharing, Here’s my WoW

  4. This is my first time seeing this and wow, I’m totally adding this to my wish list and getting my hands on it as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing!!!

    My WoW

  5. This one certainly sounds original and interesting. Such topics aren’t in many of Y.A. novels nowadays. I will have to check Ask The Passangers out! Thanks for sharing.

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    Rachel @ Books to Consider

  6. Wow that sounds really good! I haven’t picked up any of her books but now I will look into them. Thanks for the awesome pick!

    Here’s my WoW.

  7. I’m looking forward to this one, too.

  8. Thanks for the recommend! I’m gonna go check out some of the author’s other stuff while we wait! 😀
    -heather//My WOW

  9. I hadn’t heard of this one but I think it might me something I would enjoy reading. Interesting pick!


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