A Crack in the Line (Aldous Lexicon #1)
You are sixteen. You live with your father in a big Victorian house on the outskirts of London. Your mother is dead, killed in a train crash two years ago. It is snowing. The snow is falling on the house and the wide yard and the gnarled old tree that everyone calls the Family Tree. It makes you restless. You reach out your hands t...more
A crack in the line was a book that had eluded me time and time again. The start is extremely slow, and quite frankly boring. I find the plot to be quite dull, ...more
Interesting but confusing!
It was very hard to keep track of what was going on and which "world" everyone was in. Sometimes the descriptions of the houses and their furnishings was a little boring - who cares about wallpaper?! - but overall the story moves pretty quickly.
The ending definitely leaves the reader knowing there is more to the story. Not sure if we would recommend to others.
We really wish this book was combined into one with the ot ...more
Alaric's mother, Alex Underwood, was involved in a terrible train crash when he was fourteen. She had a fifty-fifty chance of dying. She died. N ...more
So far the book is ...more
Alaric Underwood and Naia Underwood live in the same house in parallel universes - they are in fact, counterparts of each o ...more
Pages: 323 pages
Alaric Underwood lives in a sprawling manor named Withern Rise that has been occupied by Underwoods for centuries. Naia Underwood lives in a sprawling manor named Withern Rise that also has been occupied by Underwoods for centuries. Alaric is 16 years old, with dark hair, Naia, also 16 years old with dark hair. The two aren't twins or even siblings but are living the same life with slight differences. Alaric lost his mother two years ago in a terrible t ...more
The story is essentially about one person really. Or rather what one person had the potential of becoming. Alaric a 16 yr old boy and Naia a 16 yr old girl. They have the same parents, same house, same room, done most of the same things at the exact same time and have never m ...more
"Alaric and Naia, both 16, have nearly identical lives in parallel worlds. Their parents, their house, and their circumstances are the same, with one major difference. Alaric's mother was killed in a train wreck, while Naia's mother survived. This story of alternate realities raises questions about how one's life might be changed forever by a certain turn of events. Alaric's home is dreary, dirty, and joyless and he misses his mother terribly. Naia lives in a world of ...more
This is the type of book that I can reread thousands of times and still never tire of. As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. The beginning was slightly confusing because the author shifts between the two major characters and their respective realities. However, my initial confusion soon turned into a deeper interest in the story and my discovery of its true originality. At the end of the ...more
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