Between The Lines
by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
After reading the summary of this book I felt I just had to read it. It was a book about a book! The premise of this book reminded me of being little and thinking that toys come to live when you leave the room. To me this book was a more grown up version of that toy idea. It was a good book and I really liked it but Between The Lines is without a doubt at it's heart a fairy tale. This story is about princes, love, dragons, friends and overcoming impossible odds to get your happily-ever-after. Delilah is a loner, socially awkward, and prefers losing herself in a good book. This takes on a whole new meaning when one of the characters - the charming Prince Oliver - from her beloved children's book starts talking to her! Suddenly Delilah has someone who she can really talk to and Oliver might have a way out of his story. This book is told from three different perspectives. We have Delilah, we have Oliver and then we also have Oliver's fairy tale which I think makes this book rather unique. I liked getting to know Delilah and Oliver separately. Delilah is in the 'real world' and dealing with everyday teen issues. Oliver, however, has only ever know his book world and I found it fascinating to see how all the characters are so very different and have their own personalities. They aren't just what the author wrote them to be; they have their own hopes and fears. I loved this book but that is probably because I loved fairy tales growing up. This book is a nice light read and I would recommend it to anyone who still has that little kid in them that wants that warm glow that you get when you hear about a happily-ever-after.