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Everything’s forward.

Those are fifteen-year-old Chris Myers’ words for the year.

The next gate, the next race, his spot on the district ski team; they’re all his for the taking.

Except training is such hard work. And then there’s Jenna – the very opposite of hard work – gorgeous, curvy, and into partying. Into Chris.

Instead of moving forward, Chris is sliding back. S
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Kindle Edition, 206 pages
Published June 11th 2015 (first published January 1st 2015)
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She never meets my eyes. I never even get the tail end of any of the smiles she has for anyone else. Meanwhile a grinding headache builds in my temples. My reflexes are slow, my stamina’s shot, and my temper is on a hair–trigger.

4 stars

I really enjoyed this book. It was unusual in the fact that the POV was entirely male. At first I was confused because I automatically thought it was female. Probably because most of the POVs I read are female
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Maureen
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
In ‘Fall Line’ we meet best friends Chris and Tilly. Both are fifteen years old and crazy about ski racing. They have been best friends forever and always train together. But this year everything feels different for Chris. Everything seems to be changing: school, skiing and even the way he sees Tilly. Now all Chris wants is for things to stay the same.
Instead of expressing how he feels, Chris seems to lose control of who he really is and soon he seems to be losing everything he worked so hard fo
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Madison
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. The snowy crisp world of skiing is the perfect backdrop for a best-friends falling in love love story. With a likeable and realistic male teen lead, great mix of sport and romance and friendship and family, this was a very enjoyable book.

Chris has everything going for him. The ski season is just about to begin and he knows this year could be big. But as he starts to feel more for his best-friend, Tilly, he becomes terrified that he stands to lose her if things don't wor
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Lenore Kosinski
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review!!

This was a fantastic male POV coming-of-age type story. I thought Chris's voice was very authentic, though at times that meant I wanted to just smack him. The problem with stories about characters growing up is that they inevitably do some really stupid stuff on the way to getting there. And hoooweee did Chris do some stupid stuff. But it felt realistic to what a teenage boy might have gone through, kwim? And you could still see
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Clare O'Beara
Living in British Columbia means plenty of snow. For teens that provides extra sports. In Fall Line we learn about downhill skiing and the guys and girls desperate to make the regional team.

Not everyone understands that winning ski races requires running, Pilates, squats and sessions with a coach. For one guy, dedication goes out the window when the hottest girl in town asks this fit, strong lad for a date. Can he hold his times together and keep his place alongside the fastest girl on the slop
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Francesca
This was a light, cute YA read, perfect for the beach or car ride where you just want to checkout and get wrapped up in a story. This is your typical YA romance, a little on the predictable side but that's not always a bad thing. If you're looking for something light and quick then I'd suggest this.
Anita
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book started off a little slow for me, and I'm not sure if it was because I hadn't actually read a book in a while, or if it was because it was just a bit slow to take off for me. Given a few chapters, however, I was sucked in and invested in Chris and Tilly's story.

I enjoy books told from the guy's point of view, I'm not even sure why that is, except that most books -especially of the coming of age/romance category, are written from the girls perspective. More than Chris' POV, I enjoyed Ti
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H.L. Carpenter
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
YA Romance featuring a male protag with a female best friend.

Initially thought the protagonist was a girl. Not! :) The story is told from the boy's point of view.

Chris is well on his way to messing up his life as well as his friendship with Tilly, and it's interesting to read his thoughts on the matter as even he realizes what he's doing and what the potential costs will be.

Lots of skiing and outdoor action to accompany the teen angst and sweet love.
Donna
I really enjoyed Tudor Robins’ books about horses so when she contacted me about reviewing her latest book about skiing, I just had to say yes! Even though I don’t ski I really enjoyed reading about skiing and Chris and Tilly’s lives. So much training! Sigh, I wish I could ride/skate as much as they ski.

Chris and Tilly have an incredible friendship in the book, and the skiing elements seem very authentic. However, the main disappointment of the novel was Jenna, who distracts Chris from his trai
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Mara
Tudor Robins is mostly known for her horse books--the Island Series in particular--which are immensely good and deserve all the praise. Like many horse book people, I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy a book about skiing, because I have not been known to enjoy "slippery sports," as I call them. Although then I reminded myself that I have been in love with The Cutting Edge since forever, so I downloaded Fall Line and took a crack at it.

Chris and Tilly have known each other forever. They're best friends, a
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Katarina
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I hadn't read previous books by Tudor Robins I would have loved this book more. The other books I've read were so amazing, that the bar for this one was very high. And unfortunately, I didn't like this book as much for one reason: Chris. It was so annoying that he was so oblivious, I wanted to shake him and tell him to wake up and see how amazing Tilly is. I guess Tudor Robins just portrayed a realistic picture of a young man growing up, and I (as a bystander looking in and with a lot more li ...more
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
I ADORE Tudor Robins' work, and I was over the moon when she offered me a free copy for reveiw of Fall Line.

The writing was excellent, the two main characters were intriguing and the world was fascinating, but there was just too much content of a sexual nature for my tastes, so I DNF'd it. I'm sure, based on my impressions of the book and plot, that had I continued, I would understand the excellent character development reasons that all that content was there, but there was too much of it. Tudo
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Allison
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
I'm always afraid to read an author's work once I know them and like them - what if I don't like them? What if I have to lie? I'm a pretty good liar, admittedly, but it's hard to lie about liking a book and make it convincing. Happily, this is really good YA. The dialogue is letter-perfect, the inner life of the main character is completely convincing, and the whole thing is very realistic, especially to someone with a kid in a competitive sport. I generally prefer my YA with a vampire or ancien ...more
Caitlin Janke
Fall line follows Chris as he works on his ski career and tries to figure out his life on the side.
I usually read Tudor Robins horse themed books, which fall line is not. However I still enjoyed it just as much. There is something about Tudors writing I can't put down. I know nothing about the ski world, I snowboarder when I was younger, but I loves the story. It's a great young adult story that can be enjoyed even when your no longer a teen.
Carro Herdegen
Language: PG+ (6+ swears, 0+ "f"); Mature Content: PG13+; Violence: G+
I started reading this book but couldn't get immersed in it. I'm not sure why, but I just wasn't feeling the story and quit reading about 10% of the way in. It's not bad, but I wasn't interested in seeing where the story was going.
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