I read this book last year but forgot about it until yesterday when I was going through the books I had on my Kindle. Having read all of A.S.King’s books, it was a no brainer that her latest offering would be an instant purchase. King has a way with words and her story telling is flawless but unfortunately, this book did not live up to my expectations.
Astrid Jones struggles to come to terms with her sexual orientation. Her family is somewhat dysfunctional. While acting as a confidant for friends, she yearns to share her secrets with someone, without the fear of being judged or let down. Then there is her connection with the air plane passengers flying above.
With a basic story arc of this kind, I was expecting it to be a little more than just good. While it ticks all the right boxes for a good YA novel, it fails to impress.