Between the Lines
A NovelBook - 2012
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Delilah is a lonely, straight-A, freshman student who is shunned by nearly everyone at her school except for her punk best friend, Jules. Her mother pushes her to get out more by making her join the swim team even though she always gets last place. her father left her for another family and nev... Read More »
Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.
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"Between the lines" by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Fairytales are supposed to be made up, right? Well you better think again, when you read "Between the lines". The characters in this book actually speak and move. Not the type of talking that the author writes in the dialogue, but the physical characters.
Delilah a girl who spends most of her time alone, with her nose stuck in a book, fell in love with the book "Between the lines". It's sort of strange to like a fairytale when you are in high-school, but when you don't have any friends, it doesn't matter.
Delilah, while reading the book for the umpteenth time, thought she was losing her mind when Prince Oliver commented on her eyes.Why would a character in a book talk to you? Turns out that "Between the lines" isn't your normal fairytale. You may picture yourself in the story, but the characters want to live in your life.
Prince Oliver and Delilah eventually come good friends, almost too good of friends. Could this turn into a romance? But they are from two different worlds; fiction and reality. Oliver confronts Delilah about how he would like to be with her, but couldn't think of how that would ever work. They are in two different worlds, for Pete's sake!
Can Oliver and Delilah make something work between them? They are going to have to read in between the lines to figure this out.
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.
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