Book Review: Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult
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.
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult Courtesy of Emily Bestler
Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer Courtesy of Adam Bouska
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.
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.
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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