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“For years, I've been searching for a book that would transport me into another dimension the way the way the Chronicles of Narnia did when I was little. Ever since I met my true love Daniel in high school, I haven't been able to finish reading a work of fiction: a nice problem to have, but still...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This was really bad.
“1. A girl struggles to release a storybook character from his fairytale
A girl tries to survive high school, where the head cheerleader hates her and she spends her days talking to a fairytale
2. Don't judge a book by its cover because Oliver really IS real and edgar has real feelings too
3. The POV is in first person from delilahs perspective 4.. Delilah is a nerd who is 15 years old, lives with her mother, and is obsessed with a fairytale
5. this book kind of reminds me of when I was little and used to talk to my stuffed animals and hold tea parties and all that.”
“What happens to the characters of a book when the book is closed? Delilah finds out when one of them talks to her and asks for her help in escaping the book. This was written by Jodi Picoult and her 16 year old daughter. You can definitly see the daughters influence. This book is meant for a younger audience. While inconsistent and confusing at times, it was still a cute story.”Julie E wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Unique and fun. Great story and a fantastic ending. Really good if you're looking for a quick read that is totally different,”k_stin wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“sucked. unrealistic. waste of time.”the_loud_wallflower wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In the real version of the fairy tale, sixteen-year-old Oliver hates being a character in his own story and really despises Seraphima. He doesn’t love her but every time he tries to do something different, his world reverts to normal when The Reader opens the book. Read the rest of my review on my blog: http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/between-the-lines-jodi-picoult-samantha-van-leer/”Alma Ramos-McDermott wrote this review Wednesday, November 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It is such a good book! I love how the two main characters, Delilah and Oliver, never give up. The thing is, Delilah is a fifteen year old girl who is obsessed with a fairytale, a children's fairytale. Oliver is the prince from the fairytale. One day Delilah notices a picture that wasn't in the story before and realizes that when a book is closed, the characters are free to roam the pages and talk freely. She also is told by Oliver that his dream is to be free from the confides of the pages of the fairytale, so Delilah sets on a quest to help free Oliver from the children's fairytale, Between the Lines. Between the Lines is the name of the fairytale in the story, but is also the title of the overall book. It is fairytale come to life! I love it! ”Sophia Wortmann wrote this review Saturday, November 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Awesome book!!!!!!”Katrina Tauch wrote this review Wednesday, October 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Recommended ages 15 and up.
Lovely fairytale told in three narrations.
A prince is caught in his story. When the book closes, the other characters are happy to continue their story lines as written, but he longs for more. When a lonely teenage girl finds the fairytale, her life will never be the same as she and the prince plot his escape into the real world. ”
“Delilah is a teenager who loves reading, gets good grades, and doesn't like socializing much, except for with her best friend. So when she finds a fairytale about a cowardly prince named Oliver who learns to save the day using his intelligence, she loves it and is hooked. She reads it almost 24/7. What she doesn't know, however, is that the characters inside the book have feelings too. Whenever she opens the story to read, all the characters have to put on a play for her to keep the story rolling. The story is called Between the Lines. Oliver, the prince, is tired of doing the same old thing over and over again. He wants to do something new, to actually live his life. So when Delilah begins reading the page where it's just Oliver climbing the rock wall, he takes a chance- and speaks to her. Delilah and Oliver form a relationship. Delilah will help Oliver get out of his book, and Oliver just wants to be with Delilah. As they struggle to get him out of his own book, a romance finds its way between the lines, and it is anything but a fairy tale...
This was a really good book, one of those books that I can't really seem to put down, even when I know I have to. I love books like that. It was cute, written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter, but may not be for everyone.”
“One of the best fantasy novels I've ever read. To some extent it reminds me of the princess bride. But there is more than just fantasy in this novel: the way we all struggle to find our way in the world, the determination with which we make decisions and choices despite what seems to be our fate; and then this book is about reading and writing, about the strength and support a good novel can offer its reader in times of difficulties; it has made me think that no matter how different we are from others, how strong the feeling in ourselves is that we don't fit where everybody else seems to fit, we don't have necessarily change our true slef but if we are courageous and determined, loneliness is not our only option”Paola wrote this review Sunday, October 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No