Sunday, January 8, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Between the Lines by [Picoult, Jodi, van Leer, Samantha]
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.  AMAZON  5 STARS

Loved it!   What an ingenuous, creative idea and so well played out!  And let's get this straight, I am way older than the target group for this book.  And I still enjoyed every minute of it.    It was crazy good!   Hmm, maybe I shouldn't say "crazy"  because more than once Delilah had people wondering about her.  At first, she wasn't even sure what was happening was for real.  Delilah's best friend Jules, played a small part in the story and although she is a real life person, she is definitely not the "norm."  She does have Delilah's back, is a great best friend and adds more color to the story.  Oliver, how do I explain Oliver?  He's a great character and you can see why he is the hero of the story.  Well, at least of the fairy-tale story.  To be honest I think that there are several heroes to the story.

On the last note I want to say that the Author Note was a great story all on its own and I'm glad that it was added.  It tells how this book came about and the collaboration of mother and daughter to bring it to life! I say "Bravo" to both.

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