Teen Event | A.S. King | Ask the Passengers

A. S. King: Ask the Passengers


Nicholas Pawley
Printz Honor author A.S. King (Please Ignore Vera Dietz) presents her new teen novel Ask the Passengers.

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 watching airplanes fly overhead. The passengers inside are 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.S. KING's newest YA novel, Ask the Passengers is a Junior Library Guild selection, a Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly & School Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and an Indie Next List pick. Everybody Sees the Ants was an Andre Norton Award finalist, a Cybils finalist, and a 2012 YALSA Top Ten book for young adults. Her 2010 YA novel, Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a 2011 Printz Honor Book, an Edgar Award Nominee, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Teens 2010, a Junior Library Guild selection and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick. Her first YA novel, The Dust of 100 Dogs, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an Indie Next pick and a Cybil award finalist. Her short fiction for adults has been widely published and was nominated for Best New American Voices 2010. King lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children and is a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut, corn on the cob, libraries, and roller skating.


Through Wednesday, March 6th, buy any of A. S. King's books exclusively at Changing Hands Bookstore and she'll sign and personalize them for you when she appears in-store on Thursday, March 7th. Live in town? Save the shipping! We can have your book(s) ready for in-store pickup Friday, March 8th. If you live out of town, we'll ship anywhere in the USA, and to most international locations. Call 480-730-0205 to place your order or click "add to cart" below (and be sure to include the first name of the person you'd like your book personalized to!)

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ISBN: 9780316194686
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

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ISBN: 9780316129275
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780375865640
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - April 10th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780738714264
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flux - February 8th, 2009