“It was and entertaining read but at times was confusing”Sophie Gustafson wrote this review Tuesday, September 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVED IT.”maggie sproull(: wrote this review Saturday, September 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked that this book was written by Jodi Picoult with her daughter. I really enjoyed the visual elements they added to the book. with the illustrations and different color text. ”Shelby wrote this review Monday, September 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought I would absolutely love this, because it's kind of like a dream come true, right? The idea of a fictional character coming to life and falling in love with you is just about every daydream a reader has, but I don't think this was really the kind of book for me.
First off, I couldn't stand the characters for some reason. I hated reading about their actions because I just didn't like them, sorry. But then again, that's really my own opinion, haha.
I also didn't really like the ending because I just thought it was an unexpected cheap out. Just something about that ending puts me at unease.
I've definitely read better Jodi Picoult books, although I do appreciate her trying to bring a story to life that every reader has always wanted. ”
“Very different from the other books I've read from Jodi Picoult. I really enjoyed this collaboration and wasn't expecting a fairy tale sort of story line. I thought the book did work well.”Denise Neary (Neise) wrote this review Thursday, September 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A story within a story! This one brings the fairy tales of our youth back to life... literally! ”Jessica A. Sental wrote this review Monday, September 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.
Quick & Dirty: This was a really cute book with romance, friendship, and fun characters. I would recommend it for a younger audience, but it is a fun light read.
Opening Sentence: Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a brave king and a beautiful queen, who were so much in love that wherever they went, people stopped what they were doing just to watch them pass.
Have you ever fallen in love with a character in a book? Well Delilah has and she can’t stop reading his fairy tale story. Delilah is 15 years old and has never really fit in at school. She has always been somewhat of a social outcast and her family life isn’t ideal either. Her father left when she was little and now he has a whole new family. She only talks to him a few times a year and her mom has never really recovered from him leaving. To escape her life she reads books. She recently found a children’s fairy tale from the school library that she is able to really relate to. She knows that she is too old to be reading it but she can’t help herself. Prince Oliver is the perfect guy, and there is no way she will ever find anyone like him in real life. Then one day Oliver starts talking to Delilah. Is she going crazy or is her fairy tale prince real?
Prince Oliver lives in a book. While someone is reading the story he acts out his part, but when the book is closed everyone goes back to normal life. He has always wondered if there is something beyond his little world. Where are the people who read the story? Is there any way for him to become a part of their world? Then Oliver meets Delilah and he can’t help but be smitten with her. Together they embark on a journey to see if they can set Oliver free from his fairy tale prison.
The story is told in three different parts. The first part is the fairytale that Oliver is in and Delilah keeps reading. Then you enter into Oliver’s head. Oliver is funny, smart and cute. He is a likeable character and he has a lot of redeemable qualities. Delilah is a sweet young girl that has a lot of insecurities. I loved that to escape she goes to books, because that is what I do as well. I am guilty of falling in love with swoony boys from books too. Overall, she was a fun character and I liked reading her story. The only thing with the characters is they were a tad bit forgettable and after I finished the book they didn’t leave a much of an impression on me.
This was a fun read for me. The idea was very unique and entertaining. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and their stories. There were parts that dragged a little, but overall the pacing was good. The romance was sweet, but it was a little too fast for my liking. I’m not a big fan of instalove and this has that a little bit. The story was fun, but it was a little immature for me. I think that a younger group of people would love this book. It is really clean and a light easy read. Overall, I did enjoy this and I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys fairy tales and wants a light read.
Okay , first of all, this is not happening.
My mother is right. I need more sleep. It’s bad enough that I’m talking to a book, much less entertaining the thought of how to get a character out of it.
“I don’t think it works that way,” I say. “It’s not like springing someone out of jail-“
“I’m hardly a felon!”
“No, you’re a two-dimensional, inch-high illustration,” I point out. “If you were to get out, what would you do? Live in a shoe box? Be Flat Stanley?”
“Who’s Flat Stanley?”
“Another fictional character,” I say. I have a sudden flash of second grade, when my teacher had us take our cutouts of Flat Stanley all around the world during spring break. My mother and I took pictures of him in Boston, eating clam chowder and waving at the seals in the aquarium.
So maybe Oliver isn’t the first fictional character with a hankering to travel.
“You don’t know that I’d stay this size. Perhaps I’d be scaled to fit your worlds, if I were lucky enough to reach it.”
“Why are we even discussing this?” I explode. “You can’t take a character out of a book!”
FTC Advisory: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Between the Lines. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.”
“Interesting concept - characters of the tale and their lives when the book is closed.”bellazeal wrote this review Thursday, August 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ok - not one of her best. ”Tracy T wrote this review Monday, August 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No