Between the Lines (Hardback)
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Short Description for Between the Lines "New York Times"-bestselling author Picoult and her teenage daughter present their first-ever novel for teens, filled with romance, adventure, and humor. What happens when happily ever after . . . isn't?
- Published: 26 June 2012
- Format: Hardback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781451635751 ISBN 10: 1451635753
- Sales rank: 43,384
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Between The Lines is a young adult novel co-written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha Van Leer. Essentially, it is the story of a young Prince who is stuck in a fairy tale and desperate to stop repeating the same script every time someone reads the book, and the teenage reader who loves the book, hears and understands his plea, and vows to help him (he is pretty hot, after all!). As usual with a Picoult book, there are multiple narratives, in this case, three: the fairy tale itself and the voices of Prince Oliver and of Delilah, and each narrative is printed in a different colour and font. The fairy tale itself is filled with all the classic essentials for such a tale: a King and Queen, a clever and loyal Prince, a faithful dog, a handsome steed, an evil villain bent on revenge, a wizard, mermaids, trolls, pirates, a dragon, a kidnapped Princess, a quest, word puzzles and some bizarre implements to help the Prince save his Princess. Along the way, the dialogue between Delilah and her mother, Oliver and her best friend, Jules, includes some astute observances about being a teenager, what love is, growing up and friendship. The aspect of the life that characters lead when the reader closes the book reminded me of Jasper Fforde's marvellous Thursday Next series. I may not be a young adult, but I certainly enjoyed this novel. by Marianne Vincent
This is truly dreadful. Picoult has done her daughter a disservice by putting her own name on the cover; the story itself is far too underbaked to be published on it's own merits. Coupled with shoddy editing this one can definitely be missed. The only redeeming quality is it's interior design. by Suzanne