Book Review: Two Blue Lines by SC Montgomery

Posted November 2, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the PR company in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Two Blue Lines by SC MontgomeryTwo Blue Lines by SC Montgomery
Published by SC Montgomery on 2014-10-23
Genres: Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, General, Literary, Romance
Pages: 257
Format: eARC
Source: the PR company
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three-half-stars

His fear . . . Her secrets . . . Their choice. What if the only girl you’ve ever loved lied to you? Lied to everyone? Those two blue lines changed everything for Reed Young and Melissa Summers. In more ways than one. And now, he must decide for himself . . . Man up or walk away? SC Montgomery has created an emotional tale of first love, difficult choices, and impossible secrets.  A deliciously angsty debut you need to read for yourself.  ***Reader Warning*** Two Blue Lines is the emotional, honest story of two teenagers whose lives are about to change forever.  While not glorified, or portrayed in detail, there are themes of sexual assault and teen pregnancy, as well as allusions to teenage drinking and some foul language.  It is all meant to create an honest, relevant novel, but please be aware and read only if you’re comfortable.  ***Note, while this novel is a standalone that deals with mature subject matter, it may be helpful to read Lines in the Sand first to understand what makes Reed Young tick and hear about the summer that changed his life forever.  Well, before this one.

“Two Blue Lines” by SC Montgomery speaks a lot about what happens in the world today with teenagers. Reed and Melissa are both in high school and they are young and in love. Of course acting on their emotions, they never expected to get pregnant. They are only sixteen right? They never imagined this could happen to them. Now that everything they thought would happen in their life is about to change. Reed and Melissa have to figure out what they are going to do next. Melissa and Reed have to figure out how to deal with the disappointment of their parents and figure out their own lives. What are they going to do now that a little human is involved? Melissa is keeping a secret from Reed, will Reed stand by Melissa during this time or will he leave her?

I think Montgomery does a great job with providing raw emotions and heartful words that really show what teenage couples can go though in this situation. It was really interesting to read. I loved getting to know Reed and Melissa. I thought they were great. characters. Montgomery did an excellent job with this story. I think it is really interesting how the story is told from Reed’s pont of view and the only times the reader gets to see inside Melissa’s thoughts is through her diary.

three-half-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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