October 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm (Uncategorized)
Well, there’s been a Big Bad Wolf sale the past week, and I went there twice (once at the beginning, once on the last day). The book selection was pretty good, though it was quite depressing to review my book list, as it consisted of a few rather sad themes, like death and scary things and kids dying on streets. One of them was this:
Rachel lives with her mother on The Property. The good thing about living there is that it’s far from the city where the oppressive government is most active. The bad thing, at least to most people, is that it’s close to the Line—an uncrossable section of the National Border Defense System, an invisible barrier that encloses the entire country.She can see the Line from the greenhouse windows, but she is forbidden to go near it. Across the Line is Away, and though Rachel has heard many whispers about the dangers there, she’s never really believed the stories. Until the day she hears a recording that could only have come from across the Line.It’s a voice asking for help.Who sent the message? What is her mother hiding? And to what lengths will Rachel go in order to do what she thinks is right?
It’s an interesting and surprising book. Some parts you can guess(well, if you’re me), but mostly this book is a breath of fresh air from the heavy books that I usually read. The style of writing is light and… I dunno… simple. But it has all these beautiful snippets of the relationship of the people who live and survive in a world controlled by their government.
For me, I surprised myself by being surprised when I actually finished. As in, I had to double-check the ending, just because I thought I missed a page.( Or was it just the writing itself).
Anyway, The Line–Teri Hall, is deemed A Worthwhile Read.
November 26, 2010 at 3:49 am (Uncategorized)
I’m here cause my mother may be stalking my blog. So, I decided to have a change of address. Yay! Be nice, y’all.