Is it very uncommon or out of place to mix your own opinions within the story lines?
Is it uncommon to change the tone from third person and talk to the reader directly?
I have read many tips on letting the readers come to conclusions themselves. But sometimes it helps talking to the reader directly and describe how the characters feel. Or sometimes it just helps to make a quick point within the story. Any tips on this?
Is there any name for this style?
Here is an example:
As he hugged her one more time, Andrew whispered: "I'm sure I'll see you soon Linda", knowing very well that this is the last time they will ever meet. She nodded and vaguely smiled at him without saying anything. He touched her face, kissed her on the lips and left.
There is a moment in your life that you make a hard choice, knowing the consequences might hurt someone, but you still make it because of a greater good. In those situations if you respect them you try to be as honest as possible. Andrew, however, couldn't help but lying. He lied not to make it easier for Linda, but to make it easier on himself. Looking her in the eyes and telling the truth was beyond his courage.