Thursday, August 16, 2012

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

What happens to the characters in a book when no one is reading it? Does the big bad wolf stop chasing Little Red Riding Hood and perhaps have a game of one-on-one basketball? Does the sickly grandmother get out of bed and go on a hike?

Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha Van Leer have written a very creative book together. Fifteen-year-old Delilah is pretty much a loner. She hates school and escapes into the fantasy world of reading. She is especially drawn to one special fairy tale and when Oliver, the prince in it, actually looks at her and speaks, she can hardly believe it. But when Delilah tries to show her mother and her best friend what happened, it seems like a regular old book. No one believes her and everyone begins to question her sanity.

But Delilah can't put the book down because Oliver needs her help to get him out of the fairy tale. He is caught in a world when whenever anyone opens the book, he must reenact the story over and over again. He longs to get out and finds himself falling in love with Delilah.

Is Delilah crazy? The premise of this book may have you rethinking fairy tales, and for that matter, any book you happen to be reading. Characters surely live on in our imagination, why not in the world of the book?


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  2. I hope it is in when you come for book club!

  3. Hi, Mrs. Miller,
    I am perusing your blog again. You are doing a great job. This book still intrigues me, and I hope to borrow it. You removed my comment. I don't think I said anything inappropriate. Did I?????