A Write Teacher Review: Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Hello Beautiful People,

When I think about it, I think that I’ve probably fallen in love hundreds of times. I’ve fallen in love with Mr. Darcy, Edward Cullen, Peeta MellarkZach Farraday, Luke Warren, Ben Parr, Adam Wilde, Michael Dunhill, Jack Hartley, and, most recently Christian Grey.

It has often pained my heart to turn that last page, to close that book, and to longer be able to continue the story with my current crush.  Yes, it’s always possible to re-read a book from the beginning, and I suppose there is a certain comfort in that, but haven’t you always wondered what would happen if the story continued? Or, better yet, what would happen if you met Mr. Christian Grey in the flesh? (No pun intended.) What would you do if Edward Cullen was standing in front of you? Or better yet…

…what would happen if Prince Charming came knocking at your bedroom door?

Jodi Picoult has now tackled the YA novel market, along with her daughter, Samantha Van Leer.  In a joint effort, they have crafted a story that will appeal to, well, everyone.  Especially those literary lovers, the hopeless romantics, and the eternal optimists.

Between the Lines is, without a doubt, a modern-day fairy tale with a twist.  It tells the story of Delilah and Prince Oliver, an unlikely pair that find themselves in love.  The catch?

Oliver speaks to Delilah from the pages of the fairy tale in which he is stuck in.

And no, this is not a LSD trip gone wrong.

He is a teenage boy with a very big crush, on a girl in a different “world”.

It’s a genius story, clever, witty, and it will definitely lift your spirits.  Yes, it involves fairy tales, but, in our opinion, that is only the surface of what this book it about.  It’s about love, it’s about hope, it’s about perseverance. It is a job well done, but then again, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the master, the word wizard, the amazingly talented, Ms. Jodi Picoult.

Check it out now…we promise you’ll love it.


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