No Passengers Beyond This Point
ISBN 9781101566435 | 256 pages | 08 Feb 2011 | Puffin | 10 - AND UP years
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A reality-bending adventure from a Newbery Honor–winning author"A fun ride, full of adventure, suspense, and good characterization." - School Library Journal
Siblings India, Finn, and Mouse are stunned when their mom tells them they are flying tomorrow night - without her - to their uncle Red's home in Colorado. But things take an even more dramatic turn when their plane lands in a very unusual place. A mysterious driver meets them at the airport, and when he drops them off at their "destination," each kid suddenly has a clock with a different amount of time left. If the time runs out, they have to become permanent citizens in a place they don't recognize or understand. Only if they work together can they call the driver back to help get them where they really belong.
Suspenseful, funny, dramatic, and thought provoking, this is a book that will stay with you long after you read the incredible ending.
"Concrete yet dreamlike." - The Horn Book
"Choldenko's pacing is sure and her use of airport argot (white courtesy phones, a missing black box) adds an inventive element to this story of unlikely survival." - Publishers Weekly
"Constant shifts in perspective create suspense and contribute to the novel's eerie, dreamlike quality. The humdinger of an ending helps explain this off-kilter world while leaving much to ponder." - The Washington Post
"Fascinating." - Kirkus Reviews "The distinct voices of India, Finn, and Mouse, joint narrators, ring loud and clear with the complications of sibling rivalry . . . . Choldenko infuses each with a unique tenderness and humor." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A fast-paced mindbender." - Booklist
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