Title: The Line
Author: Teri Hall
Book #: 1st of Trilogy
Publish Date: March 4th 2010
Date Read (Throwback): October 23rd 2012
Rating: ★★★ / out of 5
"Don't you see? You can't be brave without being afraid. The brave ones are always afraid. But they do what they must, even so."
Rachel's life is quiet.. until she finds a message asking for help. A message from.. the other side of the line.
With everyone she knows and everything she's been taught fighting against her, what will she do to fight for what shebelieves is right?
I was fascinated by the ideas and concepts set forth in this novel. The whole National Defense system was similar to things I always used to day dream about the United States creating around our borders. Except, for the Unified States, this went horribly wrong when they trapped part of their country on the outside. The Away
It was the find-tuned details that I felt were lacking. For example, I liked how there were different POVs, but not how they sometimes went chapter to chapter, to being multiple within one chapter. It was a little too random. And just some other things like the conversations sometimes felt over-dramatic or not detailed enough, and most of the time, they just felt strained.
The characters were really nothing special or memorable, either.
Overall, it was good enough that I felt as if it would be amazing, if only it were longer and a little more developed.
“As long as the sun has not set on a day, anything can happen.”
Understanding and agreement are not the same thing.”
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