Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Publication date: October 23rd, 2012
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 thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know 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.
A couple of months ago I picked Please Ignore Vera Dietz up off my shelf and I ended up loving it. I love these gritty, realistic and intense feeling stories and it made me hungry for more. I love the sound of this story and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy to find out if I will like it as much as I did with my previous King book.