by A. S. (Amy Sarig) King
Astrid is searching—for herself, for somewhere for her love to go, for all sorts of answers. The folks in her small town thrive on gossip and putting people in boxes. Astrid doesn’t want a box, she wants possibilities. She sends her love to the people in passing airplanes because no one around her seems to want it. She is ignored by her agoraphobic mother & a well-meaning but drug using father, she keeps secrets for her friends and herself. Her humanities class introduces her to the philosopher Socrates, and she imagines conversations with him about identity and morality. Astrid’s struggle to be herself is a universal one, even if her specific circumstances are unique.