Book Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samanatha van Leer

September 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

“Did you really think that a story exists only when you’re reading it?”

What if the characters in your favorite book were real? If they had a completely different life once you closed the book? Meet Oliver, a character in Delilah’s favorite fairy tale. He’s tried over the years to get the readers of the book to notice him and help him escape the pages, but only Delilah has ever heard his pleas. Now that he’s found his real-life love and she’s fallen for her fairy-tale prince, can they find a way to be together in the real world or will Oliver be stuck in the book forever?

My Review: This book is whimsical to the power of ten, and if that’s your thing you will be in absolute heaven. I loved how the characters in the fairy tale were often completely different when the book was closed, like the story’s man-hungry mermaids really being feminists, and the vicious fairies actually being quite friendly. If you’re looking for some sweet fairy-tale wish-fulfillment, make sure to check out Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer, who is currently a junior in high school.

Katie

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