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

I am reviewing this book for the August Book Club hosted by All The Small Stuff and Keeping Up With The Joneses.

I love Jodi Picoult and was excited to read her first YA novel!

Summary from Goodreads: 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.

1. Did you like the book? Why/why not?
Yes, I did. It was fun and easy to read. It was very original and I had no idea how it was going to end.

2. Do the characters seem real and believable? Can you relate to them/do they remind you of people you know?
Well, since most of the characters are from a fairy tale, not really!

3. Is the ending satisfying? If so, why? If not, why not… And how would you change it?
It was. I was hoping Delilah and Oliver would find a way to be together and they did. I’m not sure if I like how Edgar just abandoned his life and mother though.

4. If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?
Where did you come up with this idea??

5. How do characters change or evolve throughout the course of the story? If so, how/why?
They don’t really. Except they go from being unhappy to happy once they can be with their true love. It’s just a sweet fairy tale with a happy ending.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars.

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