The Line

The Line

Book - 2010
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Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but when Rachel has an opportunity to Cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780803734661
Branch Call Number: HAL
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 22 cm

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red_lion_2934
Jul 19, 2014

Boring...couldn't finish it

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kesha1123
Apr 01, 2014

Loved the cliffhanger ending. This is a true page turner that I did not want to end. Despite all the predictability The Line was to an enjoyable read. Rachel and Pathik will have a classic love story.

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greyhound7
Sep 14, 2012

Very good book!! I loved it!! the begining may have been a bit slow at first but then it really picks up. I've also read the sequel "Away" and its even better than the first. I cant wait for the third novel "the island" to come out!!

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Elizabeth Neilson
Jul 19, 2012

The ending didn't provide much closure. I think the sequel to this book, Away, should have been combined to make one book. Interesting concept, but I found it to be a little to slow paced.

DiscoDomo Feb 22, 2012

Started off slow, didn't really get into it until the end. Ended abruptly.

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henein
Aug 15, 2011

The Line is a clever mix of dystopian fiction, the paranormal, a slight dash of romance, and a bunch of important lessons

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Pinar
Dec 08, 2010

It took a while to get into the story, but pretty good. Only it ended very abruptly. I suppose there'll be a sequel (which I look forward to), but still, what an awkward ending!

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bluebuffalo123
Nov 23, 2010

A pretty good book, although not the most exciting and riveting of books I've read. It doesn't make you think as much as some utopia/post-apocalyptic books. Still decent and a good, fun read. I'd recommend it.

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BPLNextBestTeens Feb 17, 2012

In this futuristic debut, Rachel lives with her widowed mother, who is a housekeeper on the Property, an estate that borders the Line, a protective barrier that runs along the U.S. border. After a hostile force, the Korusal, blasted the area with atomic bombs, the Line has been rigidly maintained to keep out the Others: people who were trapped in the bombs’ fallout.

Rachel is intensely curious about what life is like in the Away, beyond the Line, and when she finds a message from an Other pleading for help, she jumps into action. Her efforts trigger a series of events that not only compromise everyone on the Property but also reveal dangerous secrets. This is the first in a series.

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henein
Aug 15, 2011

An invisible, uncrossable physical barrier encloses the Unified States. The Line is the part of the border that lopped off part of the country, dooming the inhabitants to an unknown fate when the enemy used a banned weapon. It's said that bizarre creatures and superhumans live on the other side, in Away. Nobody except tough old Ms. Moore would ever live next to the Line.

Nobody but Rachel and her mother, who went to live there after Rachel's dad died in the last war. It's a safe, quiet life. Until Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from Away. The voice is asking for help.

Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?

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henein
Aug 15, 2011

henein thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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BaroK
Jan 05, 2012

STAY OUT. WE NO LONGER REQUIRE YOUR ASSISTANCE.
- last massage recieved from Away

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