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Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengers - 3.5ish stars. The story of a small town girl coming to grips with her sexuality is not new, and this version is not particularly original, but I did enjoy taking the journey with Astrid Jones. The magical realism bits were a poignant and refreshing break from the confusion and angst of Astrid's real life.However I wished Astrid had stuck to her refusal to label herself, as I never felt she came to an official conclusion about how she felt. Her admission, instead of feeing freeing and honest, felt more like an act of desperation. Still, a very realistic and emotionally authentic story.