Between The Lines

(By Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van leer, published by Hodder books.)

Wouldn’t you love to get lost in a good book?-I know I would, especially this one!


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…

Teenager Delilah McPhee is addicted to a fairy-tale book that she simply cannot stop borrowing from the school library. It’s not because of the story, though. It is because of the main character; Prince Oliver. She can relate to him in so many ways… mostly because of their dads; they are both no longer in their lives.

When Prince Oliver calls out from her favourite page, Delilah gets the shock of her life! Together, but separated by the barrier of the paper, Delilah and Oliver strive to find a way to be together, on Earth or in the book…

At first, when I got the book, I didn’t really think it would be my thing. But that totally changed within the first page-I loved this book! It is breath-taking, and I loved the art accompanying it. On the pages where Delilah is speaking, the artwork is made of amazing silhouette-style pictures, and where there are snippets of the fairy tale beautiful sketches are included. I could really imagine all of the scenes and see the characters clearly in my mind!

What makes it awesome, though, are the authors. Jodi Picoult is a best-selling adult writer, and Samantha is her daughter. Sam started writing this book with Jodi when 14, and even now she is only 16! I think that having such a young author is a really good way to tell the story because people like Samantha know exactly what they want to write, and what kids like.

All in all, an excellent book!


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