Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Book Review: Between the Lines by: Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

My Rating: ★★★★★
Date Published: June 26th, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 358
Do I own it?: Yes!

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)

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.


Two words. SO CUTE! I love fairy tale books, and this is exactly what I hoped it would be! I think that it was a little bit childish at some points, I am surprised at Jodi Picoult's first and successful Young Adult book. The only negative thing that I would say about this book, is that I hate how the author's name is bigger than the book title.

The plot was amazing. I loved every minute of it. I started this book last night, and finished it this morning. I could not put it down, because I had to know how it would end! There was always some action in the plot, or something interesting would happen that would keep me reading. The thing about this novel that I like the most, is the fact that there are so many illustrations to depict what was happening in the story. The pictures were absolutely beautiful! Also, there was different colours for the text depending on who the story was being told from. For Oliver it was blue, and for Delilah it was green. I also really liked how Delilah's first chapter started. "I'm Wierd." Was the first sentence. I thought that that was hilarious.

I fell in love with every single character from the fairy tale. I felt like they were my friends also, and when I finished the book, I was sad because I knew that I would never see them again unless I re-read the book. Since I've been reading so many sequels, I expected this book to have a sequel. Oh well! This novel has made my favourites list! It may be one of the best standalone novels that I have ever read.

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