A Line in the Dark

Title

A Line in the Dark

Authors

Malinda Lo

Publisher

Dutton Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780735227422

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Chinese American teenager Jess Wong's best friend Angie falls in love with a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess expects heartbreak. But when everybody's secrets start to be revealed, the stakes quickly elevate from love or loneliness to life or death.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Biracial; Gay/Lesbian; biracial teenager; lesbian; lesbian teenagers; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese American) / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages 14 and Older
Best of the Best Books, 2017 Teen Fiction
Kirkus Best Teen Books, 2017 Best Teen Mysteries & Thrillers
Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

secrets; unrequited love; murder; private school; jealousy; friendship; art; bullying; police reports

Diversity Impact

indirect

A Line in the Dark

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