Rachel lives with her mother on The Property. The good thing about living there is that it's far from the city, where the oppressive government is most active. The bad thing, at least to most people, is that it's close to the Line - an uncrossable section of the National Border Defense System, an invisible barrier that encloses the entire country.
She can see the Line from the greenhouse windows, but she is forbidden to go near it. Across the Line is Away, and though Rachel has heard many whispers about the dangers there, she's never really believed the stories. Until the day she hears a recording that could only have come from across the Line.
It's a voice asking for help.
Who sent the message? What is her mother hiding? And to what lengths will Rachel go in order to do what she thinks is right?
This is a really great book that 13/14 year old will enjoy. Teri Hall is a new and upcoming author and this is her debut novel.
With only just over 200 pages to read you'll get through this quite quickly. This novel will be a series and one that will be anticipated with relish. Very easy to read, the author writes quite beautifully.
So the story is about a young girl who is approximately 14 -16 years in age, and she and her mother work on The Property for a lady called Ms Moore. Her mother is a domestic cleaner and Rachel is studying but also works in the greenhouse with the Orchids. Rachel has a fascination with whats on the other side of the Line. Then one day she finds a recording that will change her life as well as those around her. But is she brave enough to make the right choices that will help everyone.
A really great read that young teeanagers will completely enjoy, also a great introduction to the fantasy style of writing.
I rate this book 4 stars.