Lines in the Sand (Crossing the Line) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 1104 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 39 pages
- Publication date : October 10, 2014
- ASIN : B00NHYLUPU
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #943,769 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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One day they found something that scared them to death and their mind went wild thinking up all that it could mean. What they found was a truly touching story that will almost bring you to tears. I can’t not wait to see how these boys grow and find out what all they get into.
This author knows how to spin a tale to give the most to her readers. I do not read YA but I have been hook on this author for a while. I thought if she wrote it, it must be an outstanding read. She has never let me know before and this time is no different, she has me hooked. I highly recommend this book for the wonderful clean read it is.
I like reading books in a male POV because it's not something you see too often. Reed was only 13 but I found him to be fairly mature for his age, he still had his boyish innocence and curiosity but he was also able to understand some pretty deep concepts.
The story was only very short and simple. it was enjoyable and I really wanted to find out who was on the beach and why. This story is a pivotal moment in Reed's life that redefines everything, where he discovers what family really is. It is only a very short story but it gives a lot of insight into Reed's character.
I would really recommend reading this book if you're planning on reading Two Blue Lines as you really get to see Reed grow and understand some of the references to 'that Summer' that are throughout the book. The books are written in very different styles at the character is at different stages if his life throughout each but they are both very well written and even though Lines in the Sand was obviously younger, I still really enjoyed it.
*I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review*
When the boys make a strange discovery on the beach, they're not really sure what it is, or if there is any way to find out. But once they figure out just exactly what it is that they've found...let's just say you'll be shocked. And it's really beautiful how they help rectify the situtation.
I also have to comment on the things the boys are focused on in this story. Let's just say I teach middle school English, and the author is SPOT ON when it comes to what boys this age are thinking about. ;-)
After reading this novella, I am EXTREMELY intrigued as to what it is preparing us for in Two Blue Lines! I guess I'll have to start it and find out!
The book is a quick read that stands well enough alone. It’s not particularly deep, nor gripping, but it’s a good story and I learned to love Reed and Jonah in the short 39 pages. I’m rooting for both of them now that I’m well into Two Blue Lines.
The plot is about the mystery of who Lettie was and what happened to her. I was surprised when I learned the truth about Lettie and never saw the twist at the end coming. While the primary plot is the mystery, the novella does a fabulous job of establishing both Reed’s and Jonah’s characters so that on page one of Two Blue Lines, I knew these two boys and could understand why they react the way they do. The story of Lettie is interesting and gives us even more insight into them, but I almost think that’s secondary to the character development.
The characters are the strongest aspect of this novella. Both Reed and Jonah are utterly believable as 13-year-old boys trying to figure out where they fit into the world around them, life in general, and girls in particular. As they unravel the mystery of Lettie, they learn more about themselves. The relationship each boy has with his family, and their friendship with each other were well crafted and came across as authentic.
Lines in the Sand is a solid prequel and sets the stage for Two Blue Lines.
I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.