Ask The Passengers by A.S. King
Available At: Air Academy, Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart
Categories: Drug Abuse, LGBTQ+, Sexual
Description: Astrid Jones, who realizes that she is a lesbian, deals with the gossip and rejection she faces by sending love up to the people on airplanes as they pass over her.
YA Label?: Sometimes
Notes: Contains alcohol and drug use; profanity and derogatory terms; sexual activities; and alternate sexualities.
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Page 28: “Dad, I love you for saying what you said at dinner. I know it was hard because Mom has chopped off your balls and baked them in a testes casserole, but thank you for trying.”
Page 32: “Now she’s laughing while she kisses me. ‘You’re not going to tell me to back off again, are you?’ she asks. Mmmm, Hmmm, I manage while still kissing her neck, her ear. ‘Back off,’ I say. I bite her earlobe.”
Page 116: “Dee is right here, rubbing up against me. We are two parts of the same animal. People are hooting. We’re on fire. Every time Dee gets her face near mine, we kiss.”
Page 152: “She grabs my hair and twists it. She squeezes my hips, and I put my right hand up her shirt and touch her through her bra and then slide my index finger around her waistband. Just a little.”
Page 153: ”She chuckles and slips her hands into my jeans and down the sides of my legs. Under my panties, and then aims them around my ass and holds it like someone would hold a water balloon. Carefully. Skillfully.”
Page 155: “…and Dee and I start to kiss again in the corner while our hips are pressing into each other and our hands are touching places that should not be touched in a public place.”