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Book Review: Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult

Jul 30, 2012

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

You Complete Me

Both Deliliah and Oliver's lives weren't complete until they met each other. They formed an instant connection and knew they wanted to be together. There's only one problem. They lead two very different lives - so different that being together is literally impossible

World's Apart

Delilah lives with her mom, has one friend and is a virtual outcast in school. Oliver is a prince in a fairy tale storybook. The two met when Deliliah happened to find Between the Lines, an old fairy tale book, in her school library, and noticed that there were changes occuring in the story each time she read it. Meanwhile, inside the book, Oliver was desperate to get Deliliah's attention and escape the confines of his repetitive life as a prince. 

Their Mission

Delilah and Oliver make it their mission to figure out a way to remove him from the fairy tale so that the two of them can enjoy a real, unscripted life together in Deliliah's world. But the task is much easier said than done.

The Bottom Line

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and her teen co-author, Samantha Van Leer, is a cute story, but isn't deserving of bestseller status. If it does become a bestseller, it's only because Jodi Picoult wrote it. While the story is marketed as "young adult," it could appeal to a middle grade audience, as it's too corny for a 14+ readership at times. Overall we'd give this book a 3.5 out of 5.

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(So, along with being a fanfiction of  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time , this story is an attempt at a [character] x reader thing, with Duana representing the reader. It'll be Sheik x reader, but... well, you'll see how it works in the story. There'll be plenty of action and people-hitting to go 'round during it, and the buildup to the ship will be gradual. I promise that things that happen in parts 1-3 aren't necessarily terrible attempts at showing affection. I'm not sure how long it'll go, but it'll have at least ten parts of varying length. At the moment, I have four parts done, but I'll not be posting twice in a day. Feel free to voice any ideas or opinions through comments/PM! If you don't like it, I'd appreciate  constructive criticism , not a rant. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the story!) Part One A Man and a Lyre [Image courtesy of some random person on the Internet. Taken from Google Images.] Duana’s eyes snapped open. A forest. But her last memory was… of being cut into by a Thief's scimitar and falling… in the desert . Was this death? She grunted; attempted getting up. Failed. The nausea finally registered, and the trees spun about her vision. But she couldn’t go unconscious. The king’s forces could be anywhere. Duana would be easy pickings if she was unconscious and they happened to stumble upon her. A second attempt at rising succeeded, and she tightly gripped a tree, sagging against it as the spinning intensified, and she nearly vomited. Slowly, it faded, and she became alert again. She stood upright, looking around; scanning for signs of movement. Her sharp, red eyes at first saw nothing, then noticed a slight trembling of some undergrowth. Duana tensed, but knew she wouldn’t put up much of a fight--regardless of whether she actually fought or decided to run. Promptly, the swaying increased, and then the bushes parted… and a figure came into sight, heading straight towards Duana… ...with the red eye and tear on the navy blue tunic he wore. His eyes were also red, and his ears were pointed. The symbol was the symbol of Duana’s own race; a people trained in shadow and dedicated to protecting the royal family as well as their country, but who had failed miserably in it. Duana gasped in relief, releasing the tension. “I was so paranoid that you were someone working for Ganondorf….” The young man, a fellow Sheikah, tilted his head and frowned. “Ganondorf? He was exiled two decades ago.” “Wha…?” “Nabooru, Sage of Spirit, is now temporarily serving as the Gerudo queen until the next male is born. How do you not know this?” “I….” He peered at her. “What tribe are you from?” “Kakariko.” For a few seconds, he remained staring silently, his face unreadable. “What is your name? And who is your father?” “Duana. My father is Alechjo.” “Alechjo… he doesn’t have a daughter named Duana.” “What… what tribe are you from, then? What is your name?” He paused, drawing himself from thought. “Sheik, son of Geron, of Kakariko. You seem discombobulated. Are you alright?” Duana smiled. Her lips parted to say something, but another wave of nausea slammed into her. It felt like a punch, and she lurched, but the tree kept her upright. “I’m sure you’re not alright,” Sheik firmly said. As he dug through a pouch on his belt, Duana then noticed the lyre peeking around him, held in place on his back by a leather strap running across his chest in a diagonal line. Some of his blond hair escaped a ponytail a few inches long, hanging around his face as it was bent to see inside the pouch.
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