An enchanting YA novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, co-written with her teenage daughter.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 knows it's weird, but she can't stop reading her favourite fairy tale. Other girls her age are dating and cheerleading. But then, other girls are popular. She loves the comfort of the happy ending, and knowing there will be no surprises. Until she gets the biggest surprise of all, when Prince Oliver looks out from the page and speaks to her. Now Delilah must decide: will she do as Oliver asks, and help him to break out of the book? Or is this her chance to escape into happily ever after? Read between the lines for total enchantment . . .
I chose this book at random from my local Library and for some reason it has languished among my own books for some time, with me keep renewing it every so often. To be honest when I chose it I didn't know too much about it and actually thought it was a factual book at first. How wrong was I?
I gave this YA story that was co-written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer a 3 stars or 6/10.
The story tells the tale of the relationship between Delilah a real person and a fictional character that she develops feelings for Prince Oliver. As the story takes a sudden turn when Prince Oliver speaks from the pages of the story to Delilah.
As Prince Oliver comes up with a plan that might see him and Delilah together, what will or can happen to make this become reality? To find out the answer, you need to read Between the Lines for yourself.
This story is clearly aimed at a younger audience, but I enjoyed the premise and I was drawn into the mixed up worlds of Prince Oliver and Delilah. It's a magical quirky romantic read that I found in many ways quite thought provoking. How many of us as readers, from time to time have fallen for the characters in a story and wished that they were real?