Tuesday, November 20

Between the Lines: Book Review

Between the Lines

Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Simon Pulse
June 26th 2012
Young Adult | Contemporary

Official Blurb -
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.

I really wanted to like Between the Lines. It has some really nice pictures and beautiful crisp white pages. This will likely sound crazy but they give me the feeling of comfort much like soft fluffy pillows. I just want to nestle up to them and read a great story. But it is the strangest story ever and has some really bizarre things going on. Also, I really don't care for the characters. In fact I dislike the characters heartily and couldn't bear to have them in my head any longer so I had to mark this unfinished.