Friday, June 22, 2012

More than just a story

What if stories were more than just stories? Ever wonder what your favorite literary characters do when their book is closed? With Between the Lines, Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha shed some possible light on this theory with a sweet and addicting tale that's sure to appeal to romantics of all ages.
After injuring the most popular girl in school, Delilah became a social outcast. Then, while hiding out in her school's library, Delilah discovers the book that will change her life. While devouring this simple fairy tale she feels drawn to Prince Oliver, the story's hero. But imagine Delilah's surprise when Prince Oliver actually speaks to her! Literally! As long as he can remember, Prince Oliver has wanted to find a way out of the storybook in which he feels trapped, doomed, he feels, to replay the same story again and again each time the book is opened. But Prince Oliver, much like an actor in a movie, is so much more than the character he plays (as are the other residents of the book). As these two teens plot a way to get Prince Oliver out of the story and into Delilah's world, they fall in love. Unfortunately, "Happily Ever After" is never a possibility in the Real World. Just the same, Oliver and Delilah discover that sometimes real life, with all it's drama and hardships, can be even better than a fairy tale.

Looking for a great book to take to the beach? (or wherever) Between The Lines has it all: Romance, humor, adventure, and characters that are so instantly likable you'll wish they really were real. Recommended for even middle grade readers. --AJL 

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