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No Passengers Beyond This Point

Gennifer Choldenko ☆ 1 REVIEW

NEEBONE BOY or Grey s FALCON S EGG and while a few of us detractors will be standing on the sidelines sputtering Butbutbut While the ending seemed a little short and there were uite a few umaswered uestions this book was a fascinating ead India Finn and Mouse whose mother has just lost their house to the bank are traveling alone to go live with their uncle in Colorado To their surprise the airport where they land is strangely empty and a feathered taxi takes them to the mysteriously welcoming city of Falling Bird where they are treated like oyaltyat firstI just didn t get this book It had overtones of The Giver and Wrinkle In Time and Wizard of Oz but for me it just didn t coalesce I think it s b This odd winding and dreamlike story concerns the three Tompkins kids Their single mother who has been financially struggling to keep their California house announces that the bank will be taking it The children beautiful and self centred India 14 esponsible worrisome Finn 12 and genius Aspie child Mouse 6 must fly out the next night to Denver Colorado to begin living with Uncle Red Their mother will finish the school year in California with her grade 6 class hoping she will get a Revenant recommendation towards a new teaching position However the plane flight ends abruptly and the children find themselves picked up not by Uncle Red but by Chuck a child taxi driver impersonating an adult They are taken to the city of Falling Birdather than Fort Baker where Uncle Red lives Initially Falling Bird is the land of wish fulfillment all of the siblings are given their own dream houses dream foods dream experiences and dream parent substitutes but the dreams end as abruptly as the plane flight did The children fall from a great height each in his or her own way and begin a Pumpkinflowers race against time in this bizarreule bound city with its walls tunnels silver Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life rooms and its sky blue uniformed men and women The young taxi driver has told the kids that their lives somehow depend putting three wooden puzzle pieces together finding a tunnel dog andecovering a black boxI have to say I was wondering how the author was going to translate the dream logic and tie up the story When she did it made perfect sense of course However This Two Hour Reading this two hour eading with its apparently disconnected happenings strange gadgets and ides in trams carts and segways just felt too long In eal life unless one is a and ides in trams carts and segways just felt too long In The Amethyst Road real life unless one is a analyst perhaps people s eyes tend to glaze over when another personecounts the intricate details of last night s dream The dreamlike seuences I hate to do it but I m going to have to call this book a complete failure I was with the story until the plane trip that landed the kids in Falling Bird At that point the story bounced around so much that it was impossible to follow and enjoy I think it was possible to craft a story in this world THAT DID NOT FEEL SO DISJOINTED did not feel so disjointed for whatever The King's Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey reason Choldenko chose to leave thateader in complete darkness and just when you started to follow a thread she would switch to one of the other narrators and jump forward so much that you always felt like you were missing pages from the book The ending did give me chills but I believe she had this idea in he. Us driver meets them at the airport; when he drops them off at their destination each kid suddenly has a clock with a different amount of time left If the time The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families runs out they have to become permanent citizens in a place they don'tecognize. I eally admire Gennifer Choldenko for trying to try out new genres She S A Terrific s a terrific but I don t think this matches her other Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase recent stuffThis book didn t work for me More importantly it didn t work for for my 12 year old who couldn t even finish itI dather have Die Zarin read a story about the 3 kids moving to Colorado and trying to adapt to their new circumstances than this Heaven Can Wait sort of stuff especially since it was choppy and confusing When three siblings get on a plane to go live with their Uncle Red they are whisked away to a mysterious land of Falling Bird where they must choose to become citizens oremain passengers and try to Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History return home The temptations are many and the siblings have to deal with their grief over leaving their old home and decide if they truly are willing to step into a new adventure with their Uncle Red Each of the children deals with their turmoil in a different way and they make emotional choices in the face of dangerThe plot is all over the place and there are a lot of things that are left unexplained When the children first arrive in Falling Bird they are each given their dream home complete with all their favorite foods games and even a parental figure who plays with them and understands them perfectly Then the dream home is taken away from them and they are told that it is necessary for the next part of their journey But it is never explained why that was necessary or what part iteally played in the plot Why tempt the children to stay in Falling Bird as citizens and then take away the dream home and still expect them to stay It was just badly explained or something Didn t make sense to me There were a LOT of things like that which did not make sense or didn t fit in with the Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll rest of the storyIeally liked the interactions between the siblings They are always arguing and they
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have their weird uirksThe writing is good the dialogue is hilarious and sharp but I just can t get past how disjointed the plot was And then the ending was so disgustingly pathetic One of those it was all a dream deals and I HATE thoseIt also has a Nosferatu rotating POV between the three children and I HATE changing POVs UrghAnother thing that bothered me is that the children are all still dealing with the grief of losing their father in a car accident six years before This issue is addressed several times and we see the kids acting badly because of their heightened emotions being kind to each other because their dad would have been and talking about him and how much they miss him but then the issue is neveresolved It s just left out there with this horrible grief and they never come to a good conclusion or a little life lesson to help them So many things unresolved The ARC I Snuggle Up, Little One: A Treasury of Bedtime Stories read apparently had several pages missing Strangely this did not seem to impact the overall uality of this fantasy novel whichead like an everything but the kitchen sink fever dream crammed with andom details that neither advanced nor enhanced the plot I have a feeling this is going to be one of those love it or hate it novels and the coming months will see its ardent fans pushing for this to win the Newbery those who liked Horvath s EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE Potter s THE Siblings India Finn and Mouse are stunned when their mom tells them they are flying that night without her to their Uncle Red's home in Colorado But things take an even dramatic turn when their plane lands in a very unusual place A mysterio. .
R head with a great ending and was just in too big of a ush to in too big of a The Jive Talker rush to there that she left everyone else behind You have to wait for good things to happen wait and wait and work so hard but bad things occur out of the blue like fire alarms triggered in the dead of night blaringandomly a shock of sound a chatter of current from which there is no turning backThe three Tompkins siblings dramatic charmer India level headed worrier Finn and peculiarly clever Mouse are unhappy passengers on a flight bound for Colorado Back home in California their mother has just told them that their house is about to be epossessed and they will be living with their Uncle Red while Mom stays behind to tie up loose ends India is furious about having to leave her best friend behind Finn is concerned about how their family will move forward mouse is their family will move forward Mouse is by the whole situation but her invisible friend Bing is always there to eassure her Even when the plane lands in a place called Falling Bird where they are welcomed warmly and each given a dream home to live in It will take all three of them to get back home but do they all want to goThis is a weird book and I mean that in the best possible way A Phantom Tollbooth kind of way It starts off like a ealistic novel three mostly normal kids are hit with the horrible news that they are about to lose their home And then it takes a sharp turn into horrible news that they are about to lose their home And then it takes a sharp turn into while all three kids keep trying to make logical sense of things The narrative shifts between each siblings first person perspective in alternating chapters and Choldenko s creation of three distinct voices is spot on Little Mouse is particularly delightful While the time pressure the children face is keenly felt the uick paced action is never ushed There is family drama at the heart of this story wrapped in a satisfying blend of mystery and fantasy Three siblings India Finn and Mouse are put on a plane to stay with an uncle in Colorado Abruptly the plane lands and the three arrive in a strange and mysterious place Where are they And how can they Publishing Women: Salons, the Presses, and the Counter-Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Italy return homeNo Passengers Beyond This Point is an odd adventure of a book where the kids meet uirky characters in a place that seems like a paradisebut is it And what happens when everything changes I am totally blown away by this book at this moment I justead it straight through However I think after it s sat with me a bit I might not like it uite as much I knowweird Wurr 3 (Wurr right Well sometimes books get me emotionally and I totally LOVE themight when I finish but after thinking about it with my writer brain instead of my Кракатит reader brain I start finding things that maybe didn t work so well for me after all I am afraid that will happen here But for now I love it And if youe a kid and not a writer I think it s probably pretty good The main problem I have with it even Werewolf: The Apocalypse right now is the changing narrator It s too confusing I think it either should ve been in third person or the boy s pov The plot would ve had to change to be told in first person from one POV though so I understand why the author chose this Stillit doesn teally work for meI have to say when I finished it a few minutes ago I just wanted to Das überforderte Gehirn: Mit Steinzeitwerkzeug in der Hightech-Welt recommend it to everyone I know It was very fun. Or understand Only if they work together can they call the driver back to help get them where theyeally belong Suspenseful funny dramatic and thought provoking this is a book that will stay with you long after you ead the incredible endi. .
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