A Crack in the Line

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Harper Collins, Aug 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 323 pages
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The mystery has begun

Alaric

It's been two years since his mother died in a terrible train crash, and Alaric's life continues to unravel. He and his father are barely on speaking terms, and Withern Rise, their Victorian mansion, is in shambles. Trapped at home during a blizzard, Alaric stumbles into a parallel world; a reality in which his mother is still alive. There's only one problem ... someone else is living his life.

Naia

Naia tries not to dwell on the horrible accident two years ago that nearly took her mother away. Now that life with her parents in Withern Rise has returned to normal, Naia thinks the worst is behind her. But during a freak snowstorm she's confronted by a stranger. Why does this boy look like her? Why does he have the same thoughts? The same memories? Who is he?

Alaric's and Naia's discovery of each other sets off an electrifying chain of events. And as their lives - and lifelines - entwine, the two teenagers uncover a truth with the power to rearrange, or even erase, their very existence.

 

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User Review  - ReadingHammock - LibraryThing

This review was originally posted on my blog, The Reading Hammock This is the type of book that I can reread thousands of times and still never tire of. As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it ... Read full review

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User Review  - storyteller1020 - LibraryThing

This ties with Westerfeld's Midnighter's trilogy as my favorite science fiction (soft sci-fi). It left me pondering the branches of parallel worlds that are created and destroyed with the choices we make. We never know! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
52
Section 3
153
Section 4
169
Section 5
235
Section 6
273
Section 7
274
Section 8
283
Section 9
284
Section 10
302
Section 11
304
Section 12
328
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About the author (2004)

Lawrence started his career as a graphic designer and photographer and subsequently worked as a television script reader, an art and antiques dealer, a painter and sculptor.