Publisher: Little, Brown
Page Amount: 296, US Hardback
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.-Goodreads.com
of the people around Astrid seemed to have same sex attractions. I mean I'm no expert, but it seemed a little unrealistic. Astrid has to deal with a lot during this book. She has to figure out how to come out and has to deal with her father's abusive side. King is amazing for writing about so many tough issues. Philosophy was a pretty big turn around point for Astrid, but that part kind of lost me because I don't do the whole philosophy thing. My main grievance, however, was that I wish there was more of an emphasis on Astrid sending love to the airplane passengers. It was so spectacular to see how Astrid's love affected the people on the plane. Ever since I read this book I've been sending my love to people too! It's an adorable thing to do.