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Next up in my Belle's Book Club 2014 series I'm sharing - Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Synopsis (via Goodreads

Delilah, a loner hates school as much as she loves books— one book in particular. In fact if anyone knew how many times she has read and reread the sweet little fairy tale she found in the library, especially her cooler than cool classmates, she’d be sent to social Siberia forever.To Delilah, though, this fairy tale is more than just words on the page. Sure, there’s a handsome (well, okay, incredibly handsome) prince, and a castle, and an evil villain, but it feels as if there’s something deeper going on. And one day, Delilah finds out there is. Turns out, this Prince Charming is not just a one-dimensional character in a book. He’s real, and a certain fifteen-year-old loner has caught his eye. But they’re from two different worlds, and how can it ever possibly work?

My Thoughts

First off, when I spied this book in Waterstones I picked it up straight away without even reading the blurb - I mean, come on - a YA novel written by Jodi Picoult - it was a no-brainer! I love Jodi Picoult - I think that she is an incredible author. My first dabble into adult fiction about six years ago (whilst on holiday) was her book {Nineteen Minutes} and I was absolutely astounded, her writing style is amazing, the plots twists involved were great, the underlying issues and moral she includes are so thought provoking - I just love her novels!

Anyway it turns out that this book was co-authored by her daughter - Samantha came up with the plot idea and then they both wrote it together. I thought that this was such a lovely thing to have done as a mother-daughter.

Now onto the book itself - the plot is what really intrigued me - the idea of the characters in the story having a separate life in the book when it is closed was just really original!

You definitely have to immerse yourself in this book - it's completely unbelievable but I love a good story and don't mind doing that. 


I feel like the 'inside the book' story and the 'outside the book' plots were interwoven really well - I enjoyed reading how the plot of the book in the novel was supposed to go alongside how the 'outside the book' plot was going on.

I'm a sucker for a love story - and can really relate to Delilah fell for Oliver (the Prince in the novel) because I always fall for the main male character in a book -without fail!

I thought the idea of Oliver being sick of his story and wanting to escape into the 'real' world and his quest to do so to be with Delilah was really original - I loved it!

Because this book was so different to anything else I've ever read I flew through it and was kept guessing at every page - plus I love a good happy ending!

I found this book a complete escape and it left me hopelessly hoping that this would happen to me! Plus it reminded me of this song by Carrie Fletcher - 'Boys In Books Are Better'!



If you're a book lover like me and want a refreshing change on a romance novel I'd definitely recommend giving this book a read!

Would you read this book? 

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