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Away (The Line) Hardcover – September 15, 2011
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"This worthy sequel to Hall's The Line (2010) continues to build a dystopian world rich with suspense and moral choices . . . Her dystopian world comes across vividly, and her characters stand out as varied and real." (Kirkus)
"Hall's imaginative dystopian world takes the concepts of good vs. evil and modern vs. primitive into fresh territory with plenty of comparisons to today's world . . . at the conclusion of Away, readers will find themselves eagerly hoping for a third installment." (VOYA Voice of Youth Advocates)
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When Rachel crosses The Line she leaves behind everything she has ever known and enters a strange new world: Away. Life there is hard, and survival is never guaranteed. Bizarre, wild creatures roam the forests, and people--the same people she's always been told are dangerous and untrustworthy--have gifts she's never thought possible.
Rachel has to rely on Pathik, the boy she risked her own life for, to help her navigate the strange customs. He's exasperating, but she thinks she can trust him, and she hopes he'll lead her to answers about her father. As it turns out, he leads her to more than she bargained for, and Rachel finds herself on an adventure filled with life and death choices, dark conspiracies, and unthinkable sacrifice.
In a place with no technology, no electricity, no medicine, and very little hope, Rachel discovers that only one thing makes life worth living. If only it's not too late.
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After crossing the Line, Rachel finds herself in a world so unlike the one she has grown up in. A place she has read about with fascination, but never thought she'd see. Away from the only family she knows, she has to trust those she has just met.
I wish I could give it 5 stars, but it fell a little flat in a few places. Rachel's character, while seeming mostly the same, looses a bit of her muchness in this book. It isn't that she is different, she just isn't quite as much as she was in The Line. Also, I'm still not sure what to make of Peter and The Maps. That bit of the story just gets a little lost. And I feel like we lost a lot of the incident with Indigo in Benton to editing. It just didn't feel as climatic as it should have. The end, while exciting, felt a bit flat.
I am eagerly awaiting the third book. It is a series that is worth continuing, despite the small issues.
Parental blurb, since this is a young adult book: Not much cursing or mention of sex. There is some fighting and killing, though not extremely graphic in nature. The main character kisses and that is about it at this point. Very positive view of family.
Rachel feels safe with Pathik, Ms. Moore's grandson, but she isn't so sure about the rest of the Others. Some of them have developed gifts, such as Pathik's ability to read people's minds and moods. Some of the gifts aren't nice, like Jab who can give you pain without even touching you. But Rachel is willing to risk her own life to bring medicine to Malgam, Pathik's father, and to find information about her own father, Daniel. She brings with her to Away an ideal of who these Others are, but what she wasn't expecting was the fact that the Others don't trust the people from her side of the border either. These are the people who abandoned them, and they have never looked back.
Ms. Moore's medicine works, and Rachel finds out her father is alive... possibly. He has been taken by a group of very bad Others who want to trade him back to the government for supplies. When they rescue him, he can't believe he is seeing his daughter, his grown up daughter who risked her life to cross the border. Now all the group can think about is getting Rachel's mom and Ms. Moore to the right side of the line, the side with their families. Can they succeed, or will they lose everything?
With a dystopia like this, you always wonder about both sides and the first book, The Line, didn't have much information about the other side. This follow-up was a brilliant balance to that information. I loved the idea that both sides have misinformation about the other side, and neither trusts one another. It was a good example of propaganda, fear, and an oppressive government. This would be an excellent series to accompany a history lesson on divided Germany. You would be able to directly correlate sides of the book with sides of Germany and discuss the distrust and misinformation thanks to the government. This aid of a work of fiction could put real life situations into perspective for students who are 40-50 years removed from the events you are trying to teach them about.
The beauty of this story is that it is a very simply written story that is perfect for any middle reader, but the interest level would appeal to older students as well. It might not be the most sophisticated book for kids who read a lot of dystopian literature, but could be a good balance to a kid who is new to the genre but is low skilled. And since the books are relatively short, they can enjoy the success of reading two books with relative ease. I love this story both for its simplicity and its complexity- a great series for anyone and everyone!
There is plenty of adventure to be had as Rachel finds herself on the other side of The Line, in Away. So very different from the world she has grown up in. There is no technology, no electricity or running water and no government; but there is The Others and Rachel soon finds they have secrets of their own, powerful secrets, even deadly secrets.
As this dystopian series adds a paranormal twist, is Rachel safe with these strangers and their "gifts"?... Will she ever find her way back to her mother and The Property?... Is there a chance that the father she has believed to be dead since she was three years old could still be alive? Many questions brought about by THE LINE are answered here in AWAY, while more questions arise and a whole new set of characters are introduced. With the conclusion of AWAY, it is obvious that Rachel's fascinating story is far from over and I look forward to continuing on with her in this compelling journey.