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4.52  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Laura, who died thirty years ago, enlists the help of a tenacious high school reporter named Rebecca, who is very much alive. Rebecca, although skeptical and conflicted by her supposed encounters with a spirit, determines to learn the truth about Laura’s tragic death. As the clues unravel and their worlds collide, Rebecca finds herself at a dangerous crossroads.

Laura, now
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by WiDo Publishing
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Katherine Paschal
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Rebecca and her two good friends are trying to decide how to spend their afternoon when they stumble on an old Ouija board in a closet. When they decide to use it just for fun, they are shocked when the board tells them they are talking to a girl named Laura who was murdered in 1983 from their high school. Laura is a spirit sent on a mission to help Rebecca any way she can, even though there are very strict rules as to how she can interfere in
abdulia ortiz-perez
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-2018
Great Ya book for young and adult readers.

I received this book from the author for honest review.

Omg what a great read it was.
This novel kept me going. I didn't want to put it down for a minute. I didn't want to miss thing. All I wanted to now more about the characters and the more I kept reading the more I was enjoying them all. All threw the book chapter by chapter they kept me guessing of what they are. All I wanted to do was to jump in the book and be like I'm here. I wanted to join them and
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
**4.5 Stars!**

Thank you so much Ellen Wolfson Valladares and the WiDo team for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review! 

I'm not much of a paranormal fan, so I was a little reluctant to give this book a try. Wow, am I glad I did though! This book was unlike anything I have ever read. The whole concept of spirits attending schools to learn how to help the living was something so new to me and something I just ate up! I found myself submerged in the ways of "life" on the Other Side, t
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Ellen Wolfson Valladares and WiDo for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! This book is way more than I excepted. Valladares sure did pull at my heart while reading this book. When Rebecca and her two friends Nicole and Jenny decide to play on her mothers Ouija board, they do it for fun until they actually make a connection with a spirit. The spirit lets them know her name is Laura Sherman and she died in 1983. With that Rebecca being her curious self, she s
Chelsea Girard
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“This message is from me and from your Spirit. You have the gift, Rebecca.”

Jumping back and forth between Rebecca and Laura, you see the before through Laura’s eyes and the after through Rebecca’s. I truly enjoyed this story as the paranormal feeling gave me chills but also gave me the sense of fulfilment while reading throughout the book. I can honestly say I have never read a book like this one and this unique story is one I will always remember.

I really enjoyed reading the point of view of Re
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I COULDN'T STOP READING OR CRYING WITH THIS UNIQUE AND FANTASTIC BOOK! I was sad that two lives were suddenly taken through a brief moment of rage, and I was so sorry that Laura's life was cut short with jealousy and misunderstandings. Laura is sent up to a plain where she is training to help others on Earth, but she learns that there is a code for crossing the line and getting too emotional with her clients the hard way ...more
Rikudou En
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I can't believe it took me this long to complete. This book is awesome. I commend the author for having an insight on the two age band thinking faculty. Rebecca is really some brave girl. This gave me an insight to how females think. The story in indeed interesting, but for anyone is used to reading, predicting the end was kind of easy. Should I say, it is close. The writing method will hold the reader glued.

Angie Correia
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! I usually don’t gravitate towards the paranormal genre, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The relationship between Rebecca and Laura was fascinating and left me wanting more. All the characters are well thought out and each had a vulnerability that progress throughout the book and made it easy to relate. The book always kept me on my toes and even had a little twist towards the end that I really wasn’t expecting. I also enjoyed the teen romance aspect of it, and I think every ...more
Fraser's Fun House
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One afternoon finding themselves with nothing better to do Rebecca and her friends Nicole and Jenny discover an old Ouija board in the wardrobe and decide it would be fun to give it a try and see if spirits actually exist. The girls get the shock of their lives when the spirit of Laura Sherman, a teenager killed over 30 years previous, makes contact with them. Despite the teenagers trying to forget their brush with the spirit world, Laura has been assigned to work alongside Rebecca on an importa ...more
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 18-ebook, 18-mg-to-ya
I was excited to have an opportunity to read and review “crossing the Line” by Ellen Valladares as part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour.
The premise of this book – a paranormal mystery – intrigued me and as I read it, I was quickly drawn into the unfolding story.
The book is told in alternating chapters – Rebecca in the present, and Laura – a spirit who gives us flashbacks to her former life and interacts with Rebecca’s wor4ld.
From the beginning, when Rebecca and her two friends use an Ouij
Mila Acosta-Morales
This book is a great read for anyone who loves mysteries and a bit of fantasy. It is a young-adult book with a few strong themes (such as murder and suicide) and should be read by a mature middle to high schooler. The book alternates between Laura's ( a girl who died 30 years ago) and Rebecca's ( the girl Laura is "communicating" with) perspective. Overall it is a great book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and has many plot twists to keep you engaged and surprised. ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ellen Valladares is a stunning author. I loved this book so much that I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day . It contained paranormal mystery, romance and friendship, and with those three combined into one book it made. "Cross the Line," phenomenal. The story line was captivating, and being able to alternate p.o.v.s of both Laura and Rebecca allowed insight into two main important characters. ...more
Patrick Hodges
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story:

In 1983, high school senior Laura Sherman was gunned down by a jealous classmate, who then turned the gun on herself. Thirty years later, her spirit returns to help budding medium Rebecca, a teenage girl facing a crisis of her own. Can the two prevent history from repeating itself?

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Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Point of View

This story is one told through a few of the various characters' points of view. It also has a layered story line. I enjoyed the story overall, but I felt it was predictable - even at moments that could be considered plot twists. The author does a nice job showing the different sides of the characters and the drama of high school.
Harry O'Brien
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mysterious and mystical story! (YA drama)

Plot twists abound in this story set in multi universes. The past and present collide with a teen girl journalist digging into an old murder and a ghost visiting, determined to stop history from repeating. Great read- recommend for teens and also clean enough for middle school . Great strong female characters.
Mary Jo
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
The novel opens in 1983, from 17-year old Laura Sherman’s POV, on the night of her death. This once bubbly cheerleader, known for her looks, personality and the drama-filled relationship with her boyfriend has now been trained through The Academy and assigned to make contact with the living to prevent the unthinkable from happening. Though the reader is left in the dark about who Laura’s target is and what horrible fate she is trying to save this person from, we do know The Academy Laura now bel ...more
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
- The book is written in 2 POV, each chapter alternates between Laura or Rebecca. This was pretty cool because you were able to follow through with both characters stories...and get a feel for both sides. It also gave you little cliffhangers at the end of each chapter since it switched POV's and something always seemed to happen towards the end of each chapter.
- I love that the book immediately drew me in. It begins with Laura on the night of her death as a ghost watching over the scene. Very f ...more
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Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked on the first page! A captivating murder mystery with a beautiful relationship of humanity. The suspense full story takes you back and forth between characters, past and present, in such and exciting way, along with a few tears. It was a hard book to put down!
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Ellen Wolfson Valladares is an award-winning writer/author, workshop facilitator, community volunteer, and mother. A native Floridian, she grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida. She has worked as an editor, public relations professional, and freelance writer. Her first book, a children’s novel entitled Jonathan's Journey to Mo ...more

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