Delilah is embarrassed to admit that she is obsessed with a fairy tale, a beautiful book that she turns to time and again, mainly because of a particular prince. Delilah is shocked when Prince Oliver actually speaks to her one day, from the book, and is even more shocked to learn that he is trapped by his existence in his literary world and longs for something more. Can the two figure out a way to free him from the book?
Between The Lines—Book Review
Written by best-selling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter, Between the Lines is a clever, witty, and unique concept story. Wholesome and appealing to many ages, this story combines an age-old fairy tale and a modern-day teen's story. Fairies, dragons, mermaids, and magic are all part of the fairy tale world, yet typical high school stuff--feeling like an outcast, popularity, and friendship troubles--are all also part of the story in the "real world." The premise that a character is trapped in a book and wants desperately to get out and experience a different life is a fun and thought-provoking one, and a lot of problem-solving is employed in order to determine if and how it might be possible to do so. A love story is of course at the heart of Between the Lines, and kissing is involved, as well as some very brief nudity. Relationships with single mothers are important to the parallel stories, and there are several references to missing fathers. This story should appeal to older tween girls as well as to younger teens, and is beautifully written and illustrated. >Book trailer from YouTube: