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Oliver's father is killed by the dragon and his mother is so protective she insists that he doesn't fight, Delilah's father left her when she was a child, Delilah's mother is constantly worried about her. The entire reason why Delilah is drawn to the book in the first place is because she and Oliver both don't have fathers. That's why the ending was so unexpected and inconsistent. The writer of the fairy tale, Jessamyn, has a son named Edgar identical to Oliver.
Magically we are given no more explanation , Oliver and Edgar switch places. Edgar is placed into the story and Oliver is expected to act as Jessamyn's new son. Jessamyn clearly loves Edgar a lot. Why is trapping Edgar in a fairy tale, away from his loving mother, a happy ending? Yes- Edgar's happy. He makes the fairy tale his own. But seriously? Anyone who thinks this is a good ending for him or Jessamyn is either deluded or 9 years old. And after the book has this consistent theme of family- they present that it's alright for a mother and son to be separated forever like this?
Jessamyn is completely unaware of this at the end of the novel- she didn't even get a say in her son's fate. This is how she is repaid for making Delilah's dream guy?
I'm so done with this book. View all 5 comments. Anyone who is still young at heart. The first thing you need to do when you pick up this book: Trust me when I say it is something completely different from any of her previous works.
And, boy, is it wonderful. She loves books, but lately there is one book in particular which she has been reading over and over.
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Each time the book is opened they perform their required roles and act out the story to the reader. However, Oliver is sick of this constant performance and longs for a life where he can do what he wants freely. Firstly, let me just say how completely amazing I found this premise.
As someone who has always loved reading, I have sometimes wondered what it would be like if the characters in a book were real, if they lived in our world. However, I love the idea that characters in books have their own lives when the book is closed and that they are completely different people from those they play in the book. The idea for the novel was proposed by Van Leer to her mother and I think it is wonderful to see a successful adult author embracing such a magical concept.
In terms of the audience for this book, it is wonderful in that it will appeal to a broad age range. We need more books like this. In terms of the writing, I found it engaging and fast-paced. I loved the fact that the actual fairy tale Delilah reads in the book is a character in its own right. I also loved that I was able to read the fairy tale and then find out from Oliver what happens after that scene when the book is closed.
I found the writing style to be thoroughly engaging and was struggling to put it down. Delilah was a character who blew me away because, just like Monica Geller and Hermione Granger, I could see so many elements of myself in her. Firstly, she spends her lunchtimes in the library. Finally, a heroine who loves the library!
And I love that she does, because I was totally that girl. I was head of the library committee at school and my main job was shelving books and making displays and the like. And you were wondering how I ended up with a book blog? So, anyway, back on topic. Looking at the illustrations of Oliver in the book I can totally see the attraction. The cast of storybook characters was fascinating and I really enjoyed seeing their in and out of character personalities.
This is something Picoult and Van Leer discussed during their promotional even in Brisbane earlier this year. I for one would love to see a sequel, I loved the characters and am interested to see how they deal with some of the issues raised at the conclusion of the novel.
It was overcoming you fear, because the ones you loved mattered more. The author builds a house, but the reader makes it a home. This is the best kind of book: This review and many more can be found at Maree's Musings.
Although, I loved the library before it had air-conditioning.
Oops, rambling now. I promise. View all 12 comments. Aug 16, Carrie rated it did not like it. Written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer, and it's evident from the very first line that the only writing Jodi did in this was adding her name to the cover.
The book is targeted YA, but it is a very young YA. It lacked any of the punch, depth and insight that Jodi's work usually has. The story concept could have been interesting if it had been better written. But it was full of plot holes and continuity issues, and everything really only seemed to be addressed on a superficial Written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer, and it's evident from the very first line that the only writing Jodi did in this was adding her name to the cover.
But it was full of plot holes and continuity issues, and everything really only seemed to be addressed on a superficial level. Same goes for the characters, who were not particularly interesting, nor were they fleshed out at all.
I would normally say that a lot of this comes down to the fact that Samantha is clearly very young and not an eperienced writer, but I don't think that's particularly fair as there have been some amazing books written by writers as young as Samantha.
At the risk of being scathing, I'm doubtful that Jodi would have put her name to this book if it had been written by anyone other than her daughter. And even then, I'm surprised that she did, considering the standard of the work. Obviously it was to grant Samantha not only publication, but an immediate audience, which no doubt worked, but at the same time I feel was manipulative and somewhat deceitful.
May 01, Kim rated it it was ok Shelves: While the concept was cute and the illustrations fun, I can't help but wonder if this would have made it onto the shelves had Jodi's name not been attached.
Don't get me wrong, for a first book written by a teen, it's good, and I am sure Jodi is proud of her daughter, but she has a long way to go before reaching her mom's ability. The characters were very flat, and the ending was unbelievable.
It actually started out pretty well and had mysterious build up, only to fall short. I'm glad I didn't While the concept was cute and the illustrations fun, I can't help but wonder if this would have made it onto the shelves had Jodi's name not been attached. I'm glad I didn't invest any money in it.
I think perhaps the middle school population would like this. I would not recommend it to my high school students. The whole idea of a teen being obsessed with a fairy tale prince is just too preposterous.
View all 9 comments. Have you ever wondered what happens when you close a book? Do the characters stay frozen?
Do they play chess on the beach? Do they rehearse their lines and try on outfits? Do they gossip about characters and munch on snacks? Or do they long to escape their 'happily ever after'? A mesmerising tale of a young girl and a fictional prince who enlist the help of the other to escape their worlds and to discover how their own stories end. View 2 comments. Jul 30, Pinky rated it it was amazing Shelves: What if your fictional crush spoke to you?
Think about it Imagine Will Herondale started talking to you and asked you to rescue him and take him out of a book. Wouldn't it be a dream come true? Well that's what happened to fifteen year old Delilah, a miserable teenager who wants nothing more but for her fictional crush, Prince Oliver to come to life.
Between the Lines is one of the books made by the author and it's one of a kind, and Delilah found it in her library. Between the Lines is one o What if your fictional crush spoke to you? Between the Lines is one of Delilah's favorite fairy tales and she cannot stop reading it over and over again. She loves the book but since it is a book for kids, she keeps the fact that it is her favorite book a secret. One day, while she was reading, Prince Oliver spoke to Delilah.
He explained that he wanted nothing more but to get out of the book. Delilah is trying to find a way to get Prince Oliver out of the book. Is this real, or is this a dream? I fell in love with this book it was just such a sweet and simple read. I finished it in 2 hours and in one sitting. It was just so addicting to read. It was nice to see what both characters were thinking and see how the story was supposed to end.
One of the main reasons why I loved this book was because of the characters. There are so many things that I can relate to in this book and it felt so real. Delilah and I have so much in common and I really wish that the events that happened in the book were real.
Whenever Delilah opened her book and her mom would tell her to stop reading, it felt like my mom was telling me to stop reading. It happens to me all the time because she thinks I read too much The plot was unique and although we all know how the story ends, it's still worth reading. Sometimes I am too lost into the story that I feel like I'm Delilah and it's just too good to be true. I didn't expect the plot twists, but that was amazing too. It makes the story more realistic, if the writing style were the same for all three parts it would feel unrealistic.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I should have read this book sooner. I'm gonna dive into the next book ASAP! Happy Reading! Sep 20, Rachel Maniacup rated it really liked it Recommended to Rachel by: This is my first book of Jodi Picoult ,and I must say she's got quite a talent for fiction and fairy tales. And just reading the author's introduction made me admire her already,even her daughter Samantha van Leer ,for teaming up with her,to do this kind of unique tale.
Their joint imagination and ideas made the writing beautiful. I like the concept of this book because it was really a fun read!
Who wouldn't want to read a book where their favorite characters seems to be talking to you,or seems to b This is my first book of Jodi Picoult ,and I must say she's got quite a talent for fiction and fairy tales. Who wouldn't want to read a book where their favorite characters seems to be talking to you,or seems to be staring back at you? This book kinda remind me of my favorite fantasy movie back in my teenage years, The Never Ending Story ,where Sebastian was the reader.
In here,the reader was Delilah ,a 15 year old girl who loves to read books,and there's this one particular fairy tale book that she reads over and over,because she felt she's got a great connection to this book,especially to Prince Oliver ,the main character on this book she's reading.
And to Delilah's surprise,she heard the prince talk to her.. This book is entertaining and interesting,especially to the youngsters,and to those who love fairy tales like me.. I also love the illustrations that's been added to the book,they're beautiful. And the ending was hilarious!
Many thanks to my 12 year old daughter, HANNAH ,who enthusiastically recommended this to me,and who kept saying " this is the best book,ever! My God,my daughter's a genius! I love you so much,Hannah! Keep it up,sweetheart! Sure, she has her best friend, Jules and her mom, but her life at school is miserable and she never grew up with a dad. So it's no wonder that she clings to her books so desperately. They can never disappoint her and it's where happily ever after exists, if only for a short while.
But what if the characters in your stories don't end after you close the book for the night? What happens if the characters go about their business i 4. What happens if the characters go about their business in the world written for them?
And what happens when one of those characters doesn't want to live in a fairy tale, but wants to be able to feel and think and really live?
One who wants help escaping his existence while the other just wants to belong. Aww, this was such a sweet and fun concept! Between the Lines is one of those reads where I could curl up on the couch and totally lose myself in this world. I've never read anything by Jodi Picoult before something that I'll have to fix and while this would be Samantha Van Leer's debut, I can't wait to see more from her in the future.
This book was chalked filled with vivid and rich imagination and cunning creativity. It's absorbed with magic and love and wonderment right down to the different color fonts pages to the gorgeous art illustrations to the captivating story inside.
This was such a wonderful experience fit for fans who devour happily ever after. This book is told in Delilah and Oliver's point of view. But we also get the actual fairy tale that Prince Oliver belongs to. A story within a story. It may sound confusing or overwhelming but it was actually quite easy to follow and understand everything that was going on.
I was also pretty grateful since I was equally curious about how both stories end. Every character created was very detailed and developed very well. They each had a very unique role and I was fascinated by who they were inside and outside the story. Delilah is such a treasure.
I was really able to connect with her right away and loved her passion and dedication. I also loved the ridiculously charming way that she felt about a character in a book. I mean books aren't real, you and me both know this, and yet I still think and dream and wonder what would happen if they were. In an odd sort of way, Delilah represents that side to readers who still believe in make-believe, in magic and true love. Even if it's a character from a story come to life.
Oliver was just to adorable for words and I loved the sweet and tender and even amusing way that these two felt about one another. Understanding and wanting what the other wants. I'm thinking this may not be a story for every reader. I'll admit, it is a little far fetched, but I for one really enjoyed this story for what it was.
A beautifully told fairy tale with inspiring characters and a mesmerizing world. It ignited that passion I have for the written world and took it one step further.
It made me fantasize what it would be like to fall in love and achieve happily ever after with a character written in one of my favorite stories. This is the stuff that makes reading what it is. It takes you away from your own reality and dares you to believe. If only, for just a short while. This review and more can be seen at; WinterHaven Books. View all 14 comments.
Jun 29, Giselle rated it it was amazing Shelves: A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review. There are also little silhouettes scattered through out the pages to identify important characters, scenes and plot. I love how Oliver wants to be something more than just an actor in a book.
He A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review. He wants to make a difference. To be extraordinary, not ordinary were his words.
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Most bookworms can relate. I also laughed out loud whenever she would hurt the most popular girl in school, not on purpose, but by accident. What an imaginative plot. I love the idea of a characters coming to life and wanting to live in reality. You want to know if Oliver gets out in the end! And if their love is true as well. Will Delilah do everything in her power to help him? Jun 03, Becca rated it did not like it. I hate not finishing books.
It kills me not to finish a book, no matter how many issues I may have with it.
That said, I could not stomach sitting through all of Between the Lines. And, best of all, your marks and notes become an integral part of the book and stay there forever. You can pick up the book the following week or year, and there are all your points of agreement, disagreement, doubt, and inquiry. It's like resuming an interrupted conversation with the advantage of being able to pick up where you left off.
And that is exactly what reading a book should be: a conversation between you and the author. Presumably he knows more about the subject than you do; naturally, you'll have the proper humility as you approach him. But don't let anybody tell you that a reader is supposed to be solely on the receiving end.
Understanding is a two-way operation; learning doesn't consist in being an empty receptacle. The learner has to question himself and question the teacher. He even has to argue with the teacher, once he understands what the teacher is saying. And marking a book is literally an expression of differences, or agreements of opinion, with the author. There are all kinds of devices for marking a book intelligently and fruitfully.
Here's the way I do it: Underlining or highlighting : of major points, of important or forceful statements. Vertical lines at the margin: to emphasize a statement already underlined. Star, asterisk, or other doo-dad at the margin: to be used sparingly, to emphasize the ten or twenty most important statements in the book.
You may want to fold the bottom comer of each page on which you use such marks. It won't hurt the sturdy paper on which most modern books are printed, and you will be able take the book off the shelf at any time and, by opening it at the folded-corner page, refresh your recollection of the book.
Numbers in the margin: to indicate the sequence of points the author makes in developing a single argument. Numbers of other pages in the margin: to indicate where else in the book the author made points relevant to the point marked; to tie up the ideas in a book, which, though they may be separated by many pages, belong together.
Circling or highlighting of key words or phrases. Writing in the margin, or at the top or bottom of the page, for the sake of: recording questions and perhaps answers which a passage raised in your mind; reducing a complicated discussion to a simple statement; recording the sequence of major points right through the books. I use the end-papers at the back of the book to make a personal index of the author's points in the order of their appearance.
The front end-papers are to me the most important. Some people reserve them for a fancy bookplate. I reserve them for fancy thinking.
After I have finished reading the book and making my personal index on the back end-papers, I turn to the front and try to outline the book, not page by page or point by point I've already done that at the back , but as an integrated structure, with a basic unity and an order of parts. This outline is, to me, the measure of my understanding of the work. If you're a die-hard anti-book-marker, you may object that the margins, the space between the lines, and the end-papers don't give you room enough.
All right. How about using a scratch pad slightly smaller than the page-size of the book -- so that the edges of the sheets won't protrude? Make your index, outlines and even your notes on the pad, and then insert these sheets permanently inside the front and back covers of the book.
Or, you may say that this business of marking books is going to slow up your reading.
It probably will. That's one of the reasons for doing it. Most of us have been taken in by the notion that speed of reading is a measure of our intelligence.
There is no such thing as the right speed for intelligent reading. Some things should be read quickly and effortlessly and some should be read slowly and even laboriously. The sign of intelligence in reading is the ability to read different things differently according to their worth. Was it just okay? Would you recommend it to a friend? Which character was your favorite and why?
Was there anything about the time period or setting that you really liked? What other books would you compare it to?
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If you prefer to use a pseudonym fake name , please let us know and we'll use that for your reviews. Otherwise, we'll print your reviews without any information.So I turn away from those eyes, the exact color of honey; from that mouth, its lips parted just the tiniest bit, as if she might be about to speak my name.
But I think I have to pursue other interests as well. I didnt expect something super intense, but a bit more realistic than a fairy tale. Apparently, it was 40 pages long. Back to top. Barnes would go on to make the NFL, play for the Colts, and paint his first football painting, The Bench, a work that would define his career for years to come.