Between the Lines

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 the YA novel that started it all! Filled with romance, adventure, and humor, the magic jumps off the page (literally) 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 more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 28mm | 459.99g
  • Emily Bestler Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint ed.
  • Illustrations; Frontispiece; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1451635818
  • 9781451635812
  • 158,869

Review quote

"A clever YA romance about the magical relationship between a loner and her fictional "Prince Charming." Elements from Picoult's other novels--alternating character viewpoints with distinguishing fonts, snappy chapter endings--are present, and the story is peppered with pop culture references to The Hunger Games, the Kindle Fire, and the X-Men, as well as comic relief in the form of characters like a talking horse that thinks it has a weight problem. Readers...will be swept up by the romantic premise." --"Publishers Weekly"show more

Rating details

33,746 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 25% (8,277)
4 30% (9,987)
3 30% (9,958)
2 12% (4,068)
1 4% (1,456)

Our customer reviews

The first bit didn't suck me on the way I wanted it to. But once it got to Delilah's chapter, I liked her and her voice, and I was sold. I connected with her on a personal level with her being on the outside of social circles as well as the broken family vibe and of course being an avid reader, and that she does it for escape. I often wish I could be a part of my stories and I have to admit that I have imagined what happens to my characters when I am not reading but it is usually life after the story, not the fact that the characters have separate lives and personalities once the book is closed, and the fact that they live the story over and over with each new reader. I love how the dual narrative was done, mixing the fantasy with Delilah's more contemporary setting. It took me a bit to appreciate the actual fairy tale mixed in with Delilah and Oliver's chapters, because I preferred the real time and the voices and character that Delilah and Oliver brought to the story, their narrative and feeling instead of being twice removed with the fairy tale. I also appreciate that it was written by mother and daughter and there are strong family ties in the book as well. I liked the twist at the end and how it all played out. I didn't see that coming, and the ways that I kept thinking of to get Oliver out of the story didn't work out, but I never really thought about how they wrapped it up. Bottom line: Light fantasy from dual perspective. Not your average Picoult more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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