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.
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.