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Teen Read of the Week!

14/08/2012

Between the Lines Between the Lines  by Jodi Picoult

 

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult teams up with her daughter Samantha Van Leer  to write Between the Lines, a story about a teenage girl who is looking for her prince, and yes she finds him in a fairy tale - literally!   While this book is rated for teens, I feel it’s so sugary and sweet that it’s probably more suitable to younger Teens.

 In the story Prince Oliver and his kingdom come alive as soon as the covers of the book are closed. Prince Oliver longs to be free of the repetition of reliving the familiar story over and over again. While Delilah is an unpopular 15 year old who loves rereading the fairy tale Between The Lines. She loves the book so much she develops a fictional crush on Prince Oliver. She reads the book over and over again until one day, she realizes the book has changed. And, it isn't long before Oliver leaves her a message, "Help me." Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a bored teenager who feels trapped. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his answer to freedom.

The ending of Between The Lines was really unpredictable which to me made the book more interesting as I had to keep guessing at what could happen next.Younger readers and yes even Adults will enjoy this gentle read. 

Check out the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3CiZvyJ0LrU#!