Between the Lines
By Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
From the Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes an enchanting fairy tale, written with her teenage daughter.
An enchanting YA novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, co-written with her teenage daughter.
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.
She loves the comfort of the happy ending, and knowing there will be no surprises.
Until she gets the biggest surprise of all, when Prince Oliver looks out from the page and speaks to her.
Now Delilah must decide: will she do as Oliver asks, and help him to break out of the book? Or is this her chance to escape into happily ever after?
Read between the lines for total enchantment . . .
Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include HOUSE RULES, NINETEEN MINUTES, and MY SISTER'S KEEPER. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.
Samantha Van Leer is sixteen years old. She writes, sings and acts, and lives in New Hampshire with her parents and two older brothers.
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05 Jul 2012
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Hodder & Stoughton
Unleash the child in you! She [Picoult] has teamed up with her daughter to write an adventure tale for teens, and it has plenty of action and romance to keep younger readers happy . . . — Heat
For bereft Twilight fans it should tick all the boxes. — Daily Mail
A brilliantly romantic story of love across a divide in this entertaining and also thought-provoking story about stories, characters and readers . . . Funny, touching and clever, teens will love this unusual love story. — www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
In her first foray into teen fiction, Picoult and her co-author daughter deliver an enjoyable, metafictive twist on the traditional teen-romance novel . . . Book lovers in particular are likely to get a kick out of the blurring of the lines between character and reader, fact and fiction . . . Fizzy, fairy-tale fun' — Kirkus Reviews
Prolific and bestselling author Picoult teams up with her teenage daughter to pen a clever YA romance — Publishers Weekly
'This was a book that whisked me off into a new spin on fairy tales . . . A lovely read.' **** — The Beaucoup Review Blogspot
The writing style cannot be faulted at all: Jodi and Samantha enticed and captivated me, leaving me hungry for more. I adored the intricate illustrations that came before each fairytale chapter . . . BETWEEN THE LINES is a pretty magical book full of hope, dreams and trying to overcome the impossible . . . it is a thoroughly enjoyable read that will pull you into a world where humans are only a paper-thin distance away from gorgeous princes (with British accents!) in fairytales. — Chicklish
The book is instantly magical, transporting the reader into a world where fiction is reality and the divide between reader and book has been crossed. BETWEEN THE LINES will have you guessing to the very end and devouring each page at great speed. With gorgeous illustrations dotted around the pages, it is the kind of book you can escape into, just like Delilah. A delight. — www.novelicious.com
A tween-age fantasy about a fairy tale that comes to life in its reader's hands — Vogue
Imaginative, moving and full of romance this is the perfect holiday book — Daily Express