"Lesley Choyce offers teen readers a tantalizing vision of the future that raises many challenging and thought-provoking questions in this book that is both highly engaging and easily accessible. . . Readers will be intrigued by the ideas that Nigel brings forth in his novel, and by the dystopian vision of our world that this novel provides. It is a book that will undoubtedly give readers pause for thought."
-- Atlantic Books Today
"Living Outside the Lines is an intriguing book with an interesting premise. . . This novel will appeal to thoughtful readers and is sure to generate discussion in a classroom.
-- CM Magazine
"This novel was a quick read - fast paced, well written and with enough suspense to keep the reader wondering what will happen. Readers will appreciate the choices that Nigel and Michelle have to make…. This novel will appeal to readers who appreciate love stories that are out of the ordinary, enjoy sci-fi or novel about time travel."
Rated G (Good, Great)
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Nigel Lukes, 16, dreams about a better world and about becoming a great writer. His delight in his creative-writing class is almost as exciting as the romance that has blossomed between him and a new student, Michelle. Nigel has never met anyone like her. She is strange, somehow, yet he loves her serious and forward nature, and she cheers him on in his writing. For a class assignment, Nigel is working on a futuristic novel about a world run by 15- to 21-year-olds. The book gets published and attracts more attention than he could ever imagine, both positive and negative. And Michelle holds secrets that, when revealed, change his life forever as their romance takes Nigel into his own created future. Choyce has written a beautiful story that will draw readers in to its possibilities.
-- Nancy D. Tolson, Mitchell College, New London, CT
"Choyce has written a beautiful story that will draw readers in to its possibilities."
-- School Library Journal