Between the Lines

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 25, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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The #1 New York Times bestseller filled with romance, adventure, and humor, from Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter.

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.
  

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What an intriguing plot line. - LibraryThing
I found the idea for the plot original. - LibraryThing
And the writing wasn't what I expected. - LibraryThing

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“Between the Lines” is a joint venture between Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha Van Leer. The book revolves around a teenage girl, Delilah, who doesn’t fit in at school and finds escape through ... Read full review

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User Review  - LemurKat - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book and devoured it within 24 hours, but overall it is quite a shallow read. The fairy tale nature to it is delightful - and the illustrations are gorgeous and I also rather liked the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-one novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sister’s Keeper, for which she received the American Library Association’s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.

Samantha van Leer is a senior 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.

Diane Zahler is the author of "The Thirteenth Princess" and "A True Princess". Her books have been praised for their "delicious descriptions" ("Kirkus Reviews") and their "gratifying depth" ("Publishers Weekly"). Diane lives with her husband and dog in New York's Harlem Valley, in an old farmhouse held together by magic spells and duct tape.

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