No Passengers Beyond This Pointby Gennifer Choldenko
256 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by bookRacoon
An interesting, exciting story, but with some swearing.
PlotWhen India, Finn, and Mouse land in "not-Fort Baker, Colorado," they find themselves trapped in a dream-like city where, at first, they enjoy the world of no rules. After finding out that they are in fact trapped, however, the siblings venture through blizzards and tunnels to freedom.
MoralityIndia, the fourteen-year-old girl, disrespects her mom, whom she calls Rules, until she misses her mom's wisdom and love. She also changes her attitude about little sister Mouse.
The three are dropped from high buildings down tunnels, and many adults break the city's protocols.
Spiritual ContentGod is mentioned only in desperate pleas ("O God, help me out of here!")
ViolenceOne child's arm is broken in three places; Finn passes out after exhaustion and falls hard on the floor. There is also a plane crash in which most of the passengers are killed.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNot a part of the story.
Sexual ContentIndia is described as "drop-dead gorgeous," and so guys often try to flirt with her. She uses her looks to charm her way out of trouble too.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentGod's name is misused quite a bit by India.
ConclusionBesides the constant use of "ohmygod," this book was actually very exciting. It is told in switching perspectives from India, Finn, and Mouse, and that is also nice because readers get differing views of the same events/adventures.
|Written for Age:||11-12|
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