Blurb 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 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 loved Pushing the Limits so when I heard Katie McGarry was writing a short story about Echo’s best friend I knew I had to read it. I also knew it would be good, but I never expected to love it this much.
Lila and Lincoln have been writing each other lettters for 2 years now and this book describes what happens when they become more than friends. At first I felt like I was missing a bit of their backgorund, because we didn’t got to read about their letters and how they became friends, but soon I was completely pulled into the story. We actually do get a sense of their background and their letters because each chapter starts with a letter or at least part of one. I liked getting to know a bit of their past that way and getting to know the characters. They are so perfect for each other and I just loved their story. Ofcourse I wished it was longer, because it is just so good and I just want to read more.
Lila and Lincoln are both amazing character even though the story isn’t that long I stil got a good sense who they are, how their family situation is and what their dreams are. I liked both of them and I think they are perfect for each other. I liked how Lila was afraid of the dark, but she did her best to overcome that fear. And how Lincoln makes a great mistake, but he actually learn from it and tries his best to make sure everything will be okay.
The romance was so sweet and I loved how they had a past of being friends and writing letters and how they would meet again now. They are so important to each other and even though they only met once before they really know each other.
To conclude: I loved this short story. It’s almost as good as Pushing the Limits and really the only thing that would make it better would be to make it longer, because except for that it is just awesome. Lila and Lincoln are great characters and they make a great couple, I really enjoyed reading their story!
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