What I got as the main idea of this book: No one is perfect andperfection is in the eye of the beholder.
Which I completely agree with, by the way.
I didn’t really like this book. Astrid, the heroine, seems to be attacked by everyone and their families, including her gay friends (what?). It’s like a cartoon where the bad guy is blue and the hero is all “woah is me I am so picked on” and it makes you feel sorry for them.
That being said, I did feel sad for Astrid. She was trying to find her way in life and figure out her own sexuality. Her family didn’t really pay any attention to her, her experimental lady friend was really pushy, her friends were bossy and she didn’t really have any good relationships besides the one she fakes with passengers in the planes that fly over her house.
Yes, that is something in this book.
I thought that part was weird and really pushed. I didn’t care for the random story-slips of passengers. To be honest, sometimes I would read it and didn’t know what I read because in my mind I was thinking “why is this one relevant? Are any of the five I read before relevant?”
I haven’t read A.S. King, and I am not sure I am a fan of her writing. Obviously she has fans and by all means we are all entitled to our own opinions. I just don’t see her as an author I am going to look up and see what else she has written.
This is an important topic and I feel as if it should be in more stories and that people need to chill and let everyone feel their way through life at their own pace. It is something that this story does touch on and that I did like.
But, I probably wouldn’t recommend this book to people.