Between the Lines
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Between the Lines

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In this delightful companion novel to Off the Page, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and cowriter, Samantha van Leer, present a novel filled with romance, adventure, and humor in a story you'll never forget. 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. A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 612.35g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • United States
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 1451635753
  • 9781451635751
  • 126,754

Review quote

"An exceedingly clever concept that would be challenging to pull off, if not for the deep understanding of character, plot and pacing provided by Picoult... Conceptually, "Between the Lines" is reminiscent of the "Toy Story" movies... An exploration of the nature of escapism that asks whether reality is any more real than make-believe, "Between the Lines" will delight readers of all ages whose imaginations willfully blur that distinction." --Los Angeles Times Copyright (c) 2012, Los Angeles Timesshow more

About Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "House Rules," " Handle With Care," " Change of Heart," " Nineteen Minutes," " "and" My Sister's Keeper." She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her at JodiPicoult.com. Samantha van Leer is a junior in high school. She conceived the idea for this book and pitched it to her mom, who was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, Samantha can be found playing softball, doing contemporary dance, acting and singing in musicals, and cuddling on the ground with her two dogs, Dudley and Oliver--for whom the prince in this fairy tale was named.show more

Rating details

33,487 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 25% (8,215)
4 30% (9,924)
3 29% (9,866)
2 12% (4,033)
1 4% (1,449)

Our customer reviews

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.show more
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.show more
by Suzanne
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