Mini Review – Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry

  • Title: Crossing the Line
  • Author: Katie McGarry
  • Series: Pushing the Limits #1.5
  • Previous Book: Pushing the Limits
  • Next Book: Dare You To (releasing 5/28/13)
  • Source: Personal Purchase

Description from Goodreads:

Katie McGarry captivated readers with her “riveting, emotional”* Young Adult debut, Pushing the Limits. In this gripping novella, she tells the story of Lila and Lincoln, who discover that sometimes it’s worth crossing the line for love…

Lila McCormick, Echo’s best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.


I’ve said this before, but I love novellas, so when I found out that there was a novella between Pushing the Limits and Dare You To, I knew I had to read it. I also really liked that it actually focuses on different characters. Crossing the Line is Echo’s best friend, Lila’s, story. It is right after graduation, and it starts off with Lila finding out that Lincoln has lied to her about something.

I really liked Lila’s story. Lincoln seems like a good guy, and the way they met was kind of interesting, a little coincidental, and I enjoyed their interactions. There also is one really amusing scene involving some expensive shoes.

Honestly, while I did enjoy Crossing the Line, I felt like it was lacking a little something. I think if it had been a little longer, or even better, a full-length book, it would have been able to develop a lot more naturally, and really dive deeper into their story and relationship, but overall, I thought it was a really good read.

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