Delilah knows it's weird, but she can't stop reading her favourite fairy tale. Other girls her age are dating and cheerleading. But then, other girls are popular. She loves the comfort of the happy ending, and knowing there will be no surprises. Until she gets the biggest surprise of all, when Prince Oliver looks out from the page and speaks to her. Now Delilah must decide: will she do as Oliver asks, and help him to break out of the book? Or is this her chance to escape into happily ever after? Read between the lines for total enchantment ...
I just finished reading Between the Lines and I absolutely loved it! It was such a drastically different story than what I am used to reading from Jodi Picoult and in spite of this I enjoyed every word more and more. So much so that I finished it within just a few hours! It was just an honestly amazing book that has been added to the many titles of hers that are in my favorites list. I am excited to discuss this book with you all!
Who is? Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer or the book? Have you read the book BETWEEN THE LINES? What did you think of it? I read and thought it was a fun read. The idea of characters having a separate life when the book is closed is very cool.
It is not often that I reach for books for younger audiences but I was quite curious about this one because the concept of mother and daughter writing together is not something that one sees very often. I was not quite sure what to expect and I guess the first thing to say here is that this is not really a YA novel. I think that it would be more appropriate to place it with young readers as in my opinion it would be most enjoyed by girls between 12 and 15 years old. The writing is quite simple and straight forward, and I think a lot of readers of this age would identify with Delilah and Jules and their troubles at school. A lot of these readers would also probably enjoy the idea of the romance with a prince and visits in the castles and visit with Mermaids (although maybe not these particular ones, not exactly my idea of promoting “harmony” between men and women). The story line is clever even thought maybe not hugely original. I had a bit of the trouble with some inconsistencies as it seems like Prince Oliver is well familiar with some cotemporary concept and not with others but really these are minor issues that probably would not be so bothersome to younger audience. The part that I liked the past was the idea of the fairy tale living in another dimension and having alternative live. I often thought that books have many alternative lives given to them by various readers’ interpretations but I liked the idea of the story having its own world too. If you think about this novel in terms of something written by a 16 years old girl and you are a young reader you will enjoy it, it has magic, love, handsome princess, good suspense, happy ending and it promotes the idea of reading! As for the experiment I am not sure where to find Jodi in it?
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