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No Passengers Beyond This Point

by Gennifer Choldenko
256 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by bookRacoon

An interesting, exciting story, but with some swearing.

Plot

When 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.

Morality

India, 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 Content

God is mentioned only in desperate pleas ("O God, help me out of here!")

Violence

One 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 Content

Not a part of the story.

Sexual Content

India 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 Content

God's name is misused quite a bit by India.

Conclusion

Besides 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.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 3
Written for Age: 11-12

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