Living Outside the Lines

Living Outside the Lines

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Nigel is a 16-year-old high school student who writes a class assignment about a world in which teenagers become the leading actors in society, politically, economically, socially and medically. Unexpectedly, a publisher expresses interest, the book is published, and very quickly Nigel becomes an unwitting celebrity, subject to praise and sometimes violent opposition.

Nigel's a loner, not a social animal, and to his surprise a mysterious new classmate fastens onto him - and strongly encourages him to complete his novel. Where she's from is unknown, but Michelle is beautiful and intelligent and as it turns out, from the future, and the book Nigel's written has become in her time a guidebook for the youth of her day.

Complicating Nigel's life is the fact that Michelle has to return to her own time - and it's left to him to decide whether he must say goodbye to her forever or else join her in the future. If he does, he can never return to his own world, in a time where teenagers remain outside the realms of power and control.

Classic Lesley Choyce, Living Outside the Lines is a fast-paced, edgy novel that continually challenges readers on the meanings of human life, power, control and love.

Edition: PB
ISBN: 9780889954359
0889954356

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librarylover101 Jan 15, 2012

This was a good book, It kept me reading and wondering what was going to happen next except for the last few chapters. They just didn't explain alot of why this was happening or how they were going to fix it. I think the ending could have been better and told us more in the last few chapters.

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Aug 08, 2011

This was an interesting book up until the end, which I personally didn't care for. I enjoyed the book quite well until the last quarter, as it explored possibilities about the future that were intriguing to me. I didn't love this book, as I felt that it left out some important points about how the world works, but all in all I enjoyed it. I read this book for the ideas explored not the romance side of the book, which was okay but a seemed little hasty to me. I would suggest you read this book for the thoughts, not the romance.

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