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eBook Between the Lines ePub

by Jodi Picoult

  • ISBN: 1442457392
  • Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Jodi Picoult
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1St Edition edition (June 26, 2012)
  • ePub book: 1267 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1867 kb
  • Other: azw rtf mbr txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 720

Description

New York Times "bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter present their first-ever novel for teens, filled with romance, adventure, and humor.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.

Comments

Whiteseeker Whiteseeker
A totally delightful book that everyone needs to read. The twists and turns were really good. I also like how that the relationship between Prince Oliver and Delilah develops in this story. I also really enjoyed the way that Delilah and Oliver each have their own lives within their given spheres.

Delilah seems like your typical teenage girl who happens to love a certain fairytale. Yet when she reads the fairy tale, she notices that certain things are changing within the fairy tale. Oliver and the other characters are very different within the fairy tale itself. They have the roles that they play within the fairy tale, but have lives and are very different within the fairytale. We also learn that Delilah and Oliver can communicate with each other. At first Delilah think she is losing her mind, but finds that Oliver wants to get out of the book. So Delilah and Oliver try to find different ideas, none of them working out very well.

One of the things that I liked was the fact that they had incorporated some of the other things that teenagers go through with their parents. I really liked the relationship between Delilah and her mother. Oliver’s relationship with his fairy tale mother. Plus even the relationship between Edgar and his mother, who happened to be the one who wrote Between The Lines, title of the fairytale. I really enjoyed it a lot.

The other thing that I loved about this book was the illustrations. The illustrations were absolutely beautiful. I felt that as we were reading the fairy tale part of Between The Lines the art really represented some of the good parts of what you love about fairy tales when you were young. The illustrator of this book really did a good job. I totally enjoyed the illustrations as they made the book a much richer experience for me as a reader.

Also when Delilah meets Edgar and his mother, it comes as a very different experience for her. She finds that Edgar was the model for Prince Oliver. So Delilah after spending some time with Edgar tells him of what has been going on. Edgar comes up with a very inventive idea. Since they can’t change the story, how about they write a new story. This idea seems to work and Edgar is now in the new story and Oliver is now in Edgar’s place. I also like how everybody seem to get their happily ever after.

I totally loved this book and the characters. Plus the illustrations really made this book special to me.

Rating:
4.5 Hearts
Chillhunter Chillhunter
Delilah is a loner, a misfit, and a dreamer. She prefers spending her time buried in a book - Between the Lines - which is a fairy tale that has captured her imagination. The main character Prince Oliver feels so real to her. Then one day he talks to her...

Oliver is tired of repeating the same series of events over and over whenever anyone opens the pages of the book. He really isn't at all enchanted with the princess that his is destined to save. While lovely, Seraphina isn't very bright and, besides, his best friend Frump who was magically turned into a dog has a major crush on her.

This was an imaginative and engaging story. Who hasn't thought that the characters in books had a secret life when the covers were closed? I liked Oliver's determination in finding a way to get out of the story and Delilah's determination to help him. I liked what this book said about the power of story.
Uste Uste
"Between the Lines" is such a fun, light-hearted and feel good story. Many people have given this book poor reviews, but I think it's simply because the story wasn't intended for them. Since I actually read the synopsis of this book beforeI read it, I knew this was a YA novel written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter. I don't just read a book because an author I like has their name on it, which seems to be the case for many reviewers. I love many of Picoult's stories, but I knew this would be completely different. However, it wasn't a bad different at all.

This book seems to be for a younger YA, maybe even late MG age bracket, although the characters are 15-16. I definitely think it will appease readers, most likely females, ages 12-16. Although, I'm in my 20s and loved it. I read the whole story in two days and I was completely enraptured. I thought the idea was ingeniously creative and well-executed. The reader gets the perspectives of Oliver--the Prince stuck in the fairy tale--and Delilah--the protagonist from the "real" world. The authors also include the actual fairy tale story, which I thought was a great touch. It flowed nicely, and it never seemed to drag.

When reading fairy tales, it's okay if they seem unrealistic--that's what makes it a fantasy story to begin with. For a high school student, the writing was eloquent, and had several funny quotes. I chuckled out loud quite a few times. I am in awe of Miss van Leer because she wrote and published a story similar to what I always imagined I'd want to write, at such a young age, too. I hope she keeps writing because I'd love to read her next book, hopefully done on her own.

I'd. recommend this story to anyone who loves fairy tales, romance, and light-hearted stories. It was nice to not be crying during one of Jodi Picoult's books because, as the story says, everyone deserves a happy ending!