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Between the Lines

A Novel
Picoult, Jodi (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Between the Lines


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Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.
Authors: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Title: Between the lines
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Simon Pulse/Emily Bestler Books/Atria,, 2012.
Edition: 1st Simon PulseEmily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover ed.
Characteristics: 352 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Summary: Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.
ISBN: 9781451635751
1451635753
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Report This Mar 29, 2014
  • ebutters rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I was expecting something a bit different - like 'The Never Ending Story'. It wasn't horrible or anything... just 'cute'. The storyline and the style of writing is kid-ish - not for ages 14+.

I love how it's about a book character joins a real character. whenever i read books, i always think how cool it would be to meet the characters you've always dreamed about, but who have no idea who you are.

Report This Feb 01, 2014
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Have you ever wished that character in a story could join you in the real world?

Report This Oct 08, 2013
  • echo3abc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this book outstanding; a wonderfully delightful read. It was co-written by Picoult and her teenage daughter. And I would highly recommend reading it in support of young talent like hers!!! She has a promising future as a storyteller. It's definitely YA, told as a fairy tale with a very modern twist. But I think adults will find it a light, fun and refreshing read. The characters are delightful, and there is a great deal of humour, as well as a sweet romance.

Report This Sep 24, 2013
  • Happynat70 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good idea for a story. Very different from Jodi Picoult usual style. Based on the idea that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: Jodi Picoult co-wrote this with her teenage daughter. The prose was much more basic and simple than Jodi's usual work--cute storyline. An okay book, but not great.

Report This Jul 13, 2013
  • Stephanie_Sibbald rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Perhaps I was expecting something completely different, and this opinion is biased, but I did not enjoy this book. It was simply too WEIRD and kid-ish. Then again, I read "My Sister's Keeper" when I was ten.

Easy read, well written and intresting. I recomend for any teen looking for a nice summer read.

Report This Mar 15, 2013
  • Candie12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Adorable, charming and a light and easy read. Only criticism is that it is written a bit young, maybe aimed at tweens and pre teens. But overal, a sweet fun modern fairy tale that is very enjoyable.

Report This Mar 13, 2013
  • branch_reviews rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

REVIEW 1: After accidentally injuring the most popular girl in the school, 15 year old Delilah has become the most hated. She escapes her troubles at school and home by burying herself in a dusty old copy of a children’s fairy tale she found in the school library. Despite her mother’s nagging her to give up this childish pastime, Delilah is totally hooked on the story and especially with the main character, Prince Oliver, who is handsome, brave, adventurous and… one day winks at her from page 43! While Delilah is wishing to flee her unhappy life, Oliver would also like to escape his- right out of the repetitious predictability of his life inside the story, into Delilah’s. The two teens conspire to release Oliver from the pages of his book while a gentle romantic attraction grows between them and builds to a surprising but satisfying ending. Written from 3 points of view, with beautiful colour illustrations throughout, this fast-paced, humourous tale-within-a-tale is clever and magical, with realistic characters and dialogue. Teen-aged daughter of famed author Jodi Picoult, Van Leer who created the idea for the story, is a promising new author to watch! Reviewed by GF. REVIEW 2:This book is a collaboration between mother and daughter. It is aimed at young readers age 11+. Do you ever wonder what happens when you close a book? The main character Delilah loves to read. Her special book is called Between the Lines, Fairy-tales meant for children. Delilah feels a connection with the main character Prince Oliver because they both grew up without fathers. Once when Delilah was reading the book again, she notices something in the illustrations. She begins to talk to Prince Oliver, and he starts talking back. They start working together to try and get Oliver out of the book because he feels like he doesn’t belong there. At the end Prince Oliver will find a way to be with Delilah. This book has cool illustrations. This book is funny, sweet and charming. Reviewed by JP. Review 3: After accidentally injuring the most popular girl in the school, 15 year old Delilah has become the most hated. She escapes her troubles at school and home by burying herself in a dusty old copy of a children’s fairy tale she found in the school library. Despite her mother’s nagging her to give up this childish pastime, Delilah is totally hooked on the story and especially with the main character, Prince Oliver, who is handsome, brave, adventurous and… one day winks at her from page 43! While Delilah is wishing to flee her unhappy life, Oliver would also like to escape his- right out of the repetitious predictability of his life inside the story, into Delilah’s. The two teens conspire to release Oliver from the pages of his book while a gentle romantic attraction grows between them and builds to a surprising but satisfying ending. Written from 3 points of view, with beautiful colour illustrations throughout, this fast-paced, humorous tale-within-a-tale is clever and magical, with realistic characters and dialogue. Teen-aged daughter of famed author Jodi Picoult, Van Leer who created the idea for the story, is a promising new author to watch! Reviewed by GF

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Report This Feb 13, 2014
  • GinaMWright rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

GinaMWright thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

blue_crab_407 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 18

racheltaekema thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 17

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  • branch_reviews rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

branch_reviews thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Report This Apr 17, 2012
  • goofy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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. (Chapters.indigo.ca)

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Report This Sep 08, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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