Thursday, December 12, 2013

Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Title: Between the Lines
Authors: Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: June 26, 2012
Source: Library

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a YA fiction fan.
  • You believe in fairy tales.
What's the Story?:

From "Delilah, a loner hates school as much as she loves books— one book in particular. In fact if anyone knew how many times she has read and reread the sweet little fairy tale she found in the library, especially her cooler than cool classmates, she’d be sent to social Siberia forever.To Delilah, though, this fairy tale is more than just words on the page. Sure, there’s a handsome (well, okay, incredibly handsome) prince, and a castle, and an evil villain, but it feels as if there’s something deeper going on. And one day, Delilah finds out there is. Turns out, this Prince Charming is not just a one-dimensional character in a book. He’s real, and a certain fifteen-year-old loner has caught his eye. But they’re from two different worlds, and how can it ever possibly work?"

My Two Cents:

Oh, I really liked this book a lot. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book as it is written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha Van Leer. I love Jodi Picoult's books and have read almost all of them. She's definitely been a consistently good author for me to read. While this book is very different from Picoult's other novels, I really enjoyed this one and would absolutely love a sequel. This book is sort of a fairy tale about a young teen's whose book comes to life. It's truly every book lovers dream. It requires some suspension of disbelief but that doesn't seem to ever be too difficult for the true book lover, eh?

The story line itself was very original and truly engaging. Delilah is a bookish teenager that is dealing with some pretty tough things. Instead of engaging and trying to make things better for herself, she finds herself escaping into the comfort of her favorite fairy tale. It's a story that's meant for younger readers and Delilah's mom doesn't get why Delilah is so obsessed with the book. I felt so much for Delilah. I know there has definitely been times where I didn't really feel equipped to deal with what was going on in my life so I escaped into a book. Again, I think a lot of book lovers do that! Delilah finds that the characters in her book may have more than meets the eye (I definitely don't want to give away some of the twists and the turns in the book).

This is a good book for any book lover that is looking for a whimsical, bookish love story! I would absolutely love a sequel of this book. I would love to see what happens to Delilah and her love. Unfortunately, I don't know if there are plans to continue this story.


1 comment:

  1. Definitely sounds like an awesome read for book lovers! I've actually never read anything by Picoult, but this one intrigues me.


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