Crossing the Line
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #1.5
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Lila McCormick, Echo’s best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters – or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.
Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness – and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.
First Sentence: On the computer screen, the question “Why?” glares at me like the correct accusation it is.
This is my first time writing a review for a short novella I’ve read. The only reason why I read Crossing the Line and why I’m writing this mini-review is because Crossing the Line isn’t related to Echo and Noah’s story in Pushing the Limits or Beth or Ryan’s story in Dare You To.
I was wondering how the novella would go since the summary of the novella basically tells us that Lila and Lincoln lives far apart and only communicates that way, but surprise surprise, I had never actually thought that Lincoln would actually visit Lila face to face. (I was expecting the format to be something like the Internet Girls series by Lauren Myracle, where the entire book is told by instant messaging.) Crossing the Line tells the story of Lincoln visiting Lila to apologize for the lie he had told her.
If she can find a way to forgive me, then I can find a way to fix this. (12%)
Honestly, Crossing the Line is too short to give it a rating that precisely describes my feelings for the novella. Nothing really happens and the character development, if you can even call it that, was so quickly done that it seems unbelievable.
Do I think Crossing the Line is important enough to read? Nah. It was really short and only gave me a very short glimpse of Lila’s life from her perspective. Crossing the Line isn’t worth the $1.99 to buy it in my opinion, I could have done without it.