No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko

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A reality-bending adventure from a Newbery Honor-winning author

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 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; 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.
 

About Gennifer Choldenko

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Gennifer Choldenko (www.choldenko.com) lives in the San Francisco Bay area. She has won much acclaim for her novels, including a Newbery Honor for Al Capone Does My Shirts.
 
Published February 8, 2011 by Puffin Books. 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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But the convoluted mystery of Falling Bird isn’t revealed until the very last pages, and by then some young readers may have lost interest in trying to interpret a Kafka-esque world with too few clues and a confusing host of secondary characters.

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I like fiction that features a passage between worlds and Falling Bird is a super alternate reality - pretty on the surface but you don't need to scratch too deeply to see how disturbing it is underneath.

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Knox News

Touching down in Denver, the kids are picked up by a driver in a feathered pink taxi and driven to an alternate reality where they are greeted as if they were celebrities, with cheering fans and salutations written by airplane skywriters.

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