Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult

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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 tales.
 

About Jodi Picoult

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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.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by EMILY BESTLER BOOKS/ATRIA/SIMON PULSE. 370 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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In her first foray into teen fiction, Picoult and her co-author daughter deliver an enjoyable, metafictive twist on the traditional teen-romance novel.

Jun 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

Publishers Weekly

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Prolific and bestselling author Picoult teams up with her teenage daughter to pen a clever YA romance about the magical relationship between a loner and her fictional “Prince Charming.” Imagine 15-yea

Apr 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

Publishers Weekly

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A lonely teen named Delilah finds comfort in—and frequently rereads—a fairy tale book about a prince who goes on a quest to rescue a princess.

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Examiner

15-year old Delilah is so entranced by the book that she keeps it checked out of the library constantly, and reads it over and over again, nonstop -- she feels a kind of kinship and understanding with the book's main character, Prince Oliver, and grows very attached to him.

Jun 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

Christian Science Monitor

Her reviews and features on books have appeared in Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, The Believer, Kirkus Reviews, and The New York Times Book Review.

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The Bookbag

Between the Lines – a book within a book – is a classic story of a prince searching for true love and battling all sorts of dragons and demons on the way, and for Delilah it’s the perfect escape.

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USA Today

Youth: A girl strikes a friendship with Oliver, a teen who is trapped as a character in a book.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

The first young adult novel by Jodi Picoult -- whose number of bestselling novels (nineteen) is greater than the number of years her co-author, daughter Samantha Van Leer, has been alive (sixteen) -- is a modern fairy tale with a high-concept twist: "What if the characters in a book had lives of ...

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Teen Reads

When 15-year-old Delilah becomes obsessed with a fairy tale book called Between the Lines that she discovered at the school library, she finds the hero, Prince Oliver, particularly endearing.

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Common Sense Media

Within the fairy tale itself, Prince Oliver is in peril, facing the dragon who killed his father, being imprisoned by pirates who threaten him with torture, and battling a sword-wielding villain.

Jun 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

Zimbio

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult takes her first stab at teen fiction with an irresistible story that shows how love can conquer all odds.

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Chron.com

while googling ways to get my book out there I came across the link to your goodreads kindle club and thought I would let you know my book ‘Where the Sun Sets’ is listed for summer savings on Amazon Kindle for just 99 cents…as an indie author it is very hard to let people know…when I listed with ...

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DNA

We see him mouth the lines as prescribed by the fairy tale, and then we see him as an independent agent, living with other fairy tale characters and attempting to find a way to exit the book.

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Kidz World

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult takes her first stab at teen fiction with an irresistible story that shows how love can conquer all odds.

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Kidz World

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult takes her first stab at teen fiction with an irresistible story that shows how love can conquer all odds.

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In real life, Delilah and Oliver don't always act perfectly (she sneaks out of her room, leaving her mother frantic, and he takes Delilah into his fantasy world without asking her whether it's what she wants).

Jun 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

Book Angel Booktopia

the relationship between Delilah and Prince Oliver is the best thing about this book and I confess I would love to see how it develops following the ending of this book.

Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

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Bookish

Glad you enjoyed this book.

Sep 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

Miss Literati

When Oliver and Delilah begin to hear each other and actually start planning Oliver’s big escape from fairy tale world and into reality, Delilah’s mother gets really concerned with the fact that Delilah is talking to a book (one that she has read over a thousand times), so sends her to a psychiat...

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Between the Lines is a modern fairy tale where the characters in a book come to life and one in particular – Prince Oliver – is desperate to escape the pages he’s confined to.

Jul 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

News.com.au

Throw in that the co-authors are a bestselling writer and her teenage daughter and it all seems like a stereotypical serving of pap for early teen girls.

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When I was sent this book for review and saw the synopsis, I was predictably reminded of fanfiction, and that did colour how I saw the book.

Jul 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

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It turns out that so-called fictional characters have a life of their own when the pages of a book are shut.

Oct 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Between the Lines

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