Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

What happens when happily ever after... isn’t?
Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom. Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.

I have been anxious to get my hands on this book. I have been a big fan of Jodi for years, and now she co-wrote a book with her daughter. Basically, Delilah falls in love with the character of a book. Being an outsider in school, she's only found comfort in books.She finds herself attracted to a guy in fairytale Prince Oliver. When a person reads the book, the prince speaks out to them. 

I liked how the main character Delilah was able to escape to books, much like myself, I never felt like I fit in with other kids at school, I only hung out with a few groups, but I always had my nose buried in a book in order to escape the world, so that was my personal connection to the book. The book like all of Jodi's other books is told in multiple point of views, this one is written in three point of views. Some parts of the book tended to be a tad bit dull, but other parts were starting to get into the real fantasy aspect of it. I like Jodi's other books, but I thought the book was alright.

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