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“I know that as a child, this is a book I would have returned to over and over.” —My Comfy Chair

“It’s not often I read a book that I get this excited about. It's the perfect middle grade attention-grabber for boys and girls alike.” —FizzWhizzing FlushBunker

“This book is beyond imagination with a great twist at the end..” —Betsy's Books

“The story is mysterious and intriguing, the dialogue snappy, and the characters individualistic while still being likable. … the story is, in a way, a reimagining of the Wizard of Oz story.” — Ms.Yingling Reads

“This is one of those books that resonates long after you finish reading it. I read it a few weeks ago, and I'm STILL thinking about it. The ending may send chills up your spine …” — My Brain on Books

No Passengers Beyond This Point, by Gennifer Choldenko, is an epic/heroic journey/fantasy tale.” — Carol's Corner

“I read it with fixed, engrossed, even thoughtful and absorbed attention, and I liked Choldenko's smoothly snappy writing lots . . .” — Charlotte’s Library

“High-concept fantasy … Choldenko's pacing is sure and her use of airport argot adds an inventive element to this story of unlikely survival.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“Great fun ... This is another success story for Choldenko.” —Bay Area Reporter

“The author shines in her characterization of children and their idiosyncratic kidspeak.” — Kirkus Reviews

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