(PDF KINDLE) [No Passengers Beyond This Point] À Gennifer Choldenko
Rown a bone or two along the wayI admire what the author was trying to do or at least what I think she was trying to do provide us with a sort of metaphysical soul rendering of a physical experience but n the end I don t think The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary it uite worked Young readers may surprise me by liking this story but may gut feelings that many simply won t stick with Tryst with Prosperity it long enough to find out what was really going on I hate to dot 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 Popular Hits in Falling Bird At that point the story bounced around so much thatt was mpossible to follow and enjoy I think t was possible to craft a story n this world that did not feel so disjointed but for whatever reason Choldenko chose to leave that reader n 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 The Creative Habit idean her head with a great ending and was just The Rest of the Story in too big of a rush to get 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 triggeredn the dead of night blaring randomly a shock of sound a chatter of current from which there s 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 n California their mother has just told them that their house s about to be repossessed and they will be living with their Uncle Red while Mom stays behind to tie up loose ends India s furious about having to leave her best friend behind Finn Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand is concerned about how their family will move forward Mouses confused by the whole situation but her nvisible friend Bing s always there to reassure her Even when the plane lands The Tears of Eros in a place called Falling Bird where they are welcomed warmly and each given a dream home to liven It will take
ALL THREE OF THEM TO GET BACK HOME BUT three of them to get back home but they all want to goThis s a weird book and I mean that n the best possible way A Phantom Tollbooth kind of way It starts off like a realistic novel three mostly normal kids are hit with the horrible news that they are about to lose their home And then Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success it takes a sharp turnnto fantasy while all three kids keep trying to make logical sense of things The narrative shifts between each siblings first person perspective n alternating chapters and Choldenko s creation of three distinct voices s spot on Little Mouse The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance is particularly delightful While the time pressure the children faces keenly felt the uick paced action The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories is never rushed Theres family drama at the heart of this story wrapped n a satisfying blend of mystery and fantasy Three siblings India Finn and Mouse are put on a plane to stay with an uncle n Colorado Abruptly the plane lands and the three arrive Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species in a strange and mysterious place Where are they And how can they return homeNo Passengers Beyond This Points an odd adventure of a book where the kids meet uirky characters Feminisms at a Millennium in a place that seems like a paradisebuts Gwydion's Dawn it And what happens when everything changes I am totally blown away by this book at this moment I just readt straight through However I think after t s sat with me a bit I might not like t uite as much I knowweird right Well sometimes books get me emotionally and I totally LOVE them right when I finish but after thinking about Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung it with my writer brainnstead of my reader brain I start finding things that maybe didn Or understand Only Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel if they work together can they call the driver back to help get them where they really belong Suspenseful funny dramatic and thought provoking thiss a book that will stay with you long after you read the ncredible endi. I really admire Gennifer Choldenko for trying to try out new genres She s a terrific writer but I don t think this matches her other recent stuffThis book didn t work for me More El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! importantlyt didn t work for for my 12 year old who couldn t even finish Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana itI d rather have 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 sincet 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 or remain passengers and try to return home The temptations are many and the siblings have to deal with their grief over leaving their old home and decide f they truly are willing to step nto a new adventure with their Uncle Red Each of the children deals with their turmoil A Mistaken Match in a different way and they make emotional choicesn the face of dangerThe plot s all over the place and there are a lot of things that are left unexplained When the "Children First Arrive In Falling "first arrive n Falling 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 s taken away from them and they are told that t The Diminished is necessary for the next part of their journey Butt s never explained why that was necessary or what part t really played n the plot Why tempt the children to stay n 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 n with the rest of the storyI really liked make sense or didn t fit n with the rest of the storyI really liked Discipline interactions between the siblings They are always arguing and they each have their own weird uirksThe writings good the dialogue Claim the Night (The Claiming 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 thoset was all a dream deals and I HATE thoseIt also has a rotating POV between the three children and I HATE changing POVs UrghAnother thing that bothered me Claimed by Desire is that the children are all still dealing with the grief of losing their fathern a car accident six years before This Say Youll Remember Me issues 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 Accidental Bodyguard issues never resolved 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 read apparently had conclusion or a little life lesson to help them So many things unresolved The ARC I read apparently had pages missing Strangely this did not seem to mpact the overall uality of this fantasy novel which read like an everything but the kitchen sink fever dream crammed with random details that neither advanced nor enhanced the plot I have a feeling this s going to be one of those love Mehr als das it or hatet novels and the coming months will see The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, its ardent fans pushing for this to win the Newbery those who liked Horvath s EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE Potter s THE KNEEBONE 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 read and a good discussion starter for tween readers Its the kind of book you want to go back and reread once you know the ending India Finn and Mouse whose mother has just lost their house to the bank are traveling alone to go live with 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 Abby and the Bachelor Cop in Colorado But things take an even dramatic turn when their plane landsn a very unusual place A mysterio. Heir uncle n Colorado To their surprise the airport
WHERE THEY LAND IS STRANGELY EMPTY AND A FEATHERED they land s strangely empty and a feathered takes them to the mysteriously welcoming city of Falling Bird where they are treated like royaltyat firstI just didn t get this book It had overtones of The Giver and Wrinkle In Time and Wizard of Oz but for me Accidentally Expecting it just didn t coalesce I thinkt s because things were either never really explained or I didn t get the explanation In The Giver the world was explained enough to make sense In Wrinkle In Time they went nto another world that really existed n the world of the book Ditto Wizard of Oz In this book you just don t know Herzrivalen if Falling Bird was real or not and that bugged me Maybe the author wanted to leavet ambiguous the city was just there to teach the kids a lesson after all but I just wanted to know at least enough to form my own conclusions I also thought the teen girl was a completely unsympathetic character I don t care that maybe her behavior and attitudes were teen appropriate I just wanted to slap her most of the time and hoped she d get left behind I wanted the author to pull a Susan on her think Narnia 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 t The children beautiful and self centred India 14 responsible 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 n California with her grade 6 class hoping she will get a 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 Alaskan Nights impersonating an adult They are taken to the city of Falling Bird rather than Fort Baker where Uncle Red lives Initially Falling Birds 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 n his or her own way and begin a race against time n this bizarre rule bound city with ts walls tunnels silver rooms and ts 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 and recovering 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 t made perfect sense of course However this two hour reading journey with ts apparently disconnected happenings Strange Gadgets And Rides In Trams Carts And Segways Just gadgets and rides Always Look Twice in trams carts and segways just too long In real life unless ones a Jungian analyst perhaps people s eyes tend to glaze over when another person recounts the All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night intricate details of last night s dream The dreamlike seuences that fill approximately 23 of this book provided a comparative reading challengeSadly the bulk of the tale focuses on India the superficial and unpleasant eldest child It makes sense of course because shes the one who most needs to grow Unfortunately being with her so much of the time was not particularly enjoyableCholdenko most definitely can write but all the odd bits and pieces did not seem to fit together enough to make an understandable or logical at least Any Man Of Mine in places narrative The resolution made sense of most of the earlier experiences and even cast themn a deeper philosophical light Much patience Annalee And The Lawman is reuiredn reading this challenging text and I personally would have appreciated being th. 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 runs out they have to become permanent citizens n a place they don't recognize.