A Line in the Dark

A Line in the Dark

Book - 2017
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Jessica Wong is the kind of girl nobody notices. She's also the kind of girl who sees everything. There's no one better at overlooking Jess than her best friend, Angie. Jess can live without Angie knowing her real feelings, just so long as they're best friends. But when Angie meets Margot, Jess recognizes that things will never be the same. Worse still, Margot is one of the rare people who sees exactly how Jess feels about Angie. As Angie falls hard for Margot and gets caught up with Margot's wealthy friends, Jess's life begins to fall apart. If she isn't Angie's best friend, what is she?
Then, at a party, surrounded by Margot's friends, Jess finally breaks down and starts revealing a few of the secrets she knows. Not everyone in the party can handle what Jess reveals, and before the sun rises, someone's dead.
Dark, disturbing, and full of twists, A Line in the Dark is a cleverly crafted YA mystery that will delight readers craving a queer teenage girl antihero just as morally complicated as her male counterparts.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, 2017
ISBN: 9780735227422
Branch Call Number: YA LO
Characteristics: 281 p. ;,22 cm


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Aug 24, 2018

This book was engrossing. Just when you think you have things figured out, things get turned around and you are left wondering just how you missed the clues.

Jess has a deep interest in her BFF, Angie, however Angie only has eyes for Margot. Things start off innocently enough, with just a glimpse into Jess and Angie's little world....until Margot and her rich and snobby friends come crashing into their world. Jess and Angie are introduced into a world different from their own, where things become murky and mysterious when Margot's friend Ryan is suddenly found missing after attending Margot's holiday party where very heated discussions were made between Jess and Ryan.

I grew to kind of like and sympathize with Jess. She is an interesting character, especially when the teenage years are so hard to navigate, never mind trying to juggle her growing interest in her BFF. Plus I rather enjoyed reading about her comics and how they progressed and tied into the storyline as we go further and further into the story.

The first half of the book had be glued for sure, as did what really happened that night. Parts of the second book was a little clunky and different from the first half, which could probably use a little more revision and work. Interesting read for sure

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