A Line in the Dark by Melinda Lo (review by Sofie K. ’20)

A Line in the DarkA Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jess Wong and Angie Redmond are best friends, but Jess wishes they could be more. The two are practically inseparable… until a pretty girl named Margot Adams walks in to the Creamery Angie works at and practically steals Angie from Jess. In an instant, Jess’s world is torn to shreds when Angie falls for Margot and the two start dating. If that wasn’t enough, Jess attends an art program at the same boarding school Margot goes to. As Margot worms her way into both Jess and Angie’s lives, Jess discovers some dark secrets she is hiding- secrets that she knows Angie won’t be able to handle. And despite her unrequited feelings for Angie, Jess doesn’t know if she’ll be able to help her when that time comes.

This book started out really well. Malinda Lo did an outstanding job painting the friendship between Jess and Angie, and I found myself growing attached to Jess’s character. With a diverse main character and a good amount of suspense, I was entertained the entire way. However, towards the end, the story felt detached from the first part to the point where I felt like I was reading a different book. All in all, however, A Line in the Dark was quite enjoyable to those who need a little mystery. – Sofie K. ’20

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