Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Line by Teri Hall
In this dystopian young adult book, 13 year old Rachel lives with her mother on The Property tending the orchards in the greenhouse near the Line, the National Border Defense System. Many years earlier, on the brink of nuclear war, the government made the decision to make the border smaller than the entire US, because there was not time to protect the entire country. Those left outside, in the area now known as "Away" suffered the radiation, and there are rumors about those who were left behind - are there survivors? And if so, what condition are they in? One day, Rachel finds a recorded message asking for help from someone in "Away" who apparantly knows Mrs. Moore, who owns and runs The Property where Rachel and her mother work. This changes all of their lives.
I look forward to reading the sequel to this book, which is titled "Away".