March Reading Challenge
In the month of March my monthly reading challenge was to read a book about books. I scoured the Internet, YouTube and bookstores to find something I had not always read. I came across “Between the Lines -By Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer”.
I have enjoyed Jodi Picoult’s work before but what really attracted me to this book was that it was written by a mother daughter team.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: June 26th 2012
Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book – one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairytale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.
And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.
This was a delightful read for me that I enjoyed. I loved seeing the dual points of view of Delilah and Oliver. This book was a piece of escapism in the form of fiction.
As an avid reader it was utterly intriguing to imagine there was a book where the characters were more than the words on the page and their life continued after the book was closed. The concept of the characters being forced to play act the story against their will was such a clever notion and provided such conflict to move the story along.
The dynamics of Delilahs life added to this conflict as her mother and friends questioned Delilahs mental health as she was often talking to a book. I did not see the solution coming. You’ll have to read it to find out if Prince Oliver makes it out of the book or is doomed to play out the story again and again…
A real page turner that makes you question turning the page. I am giving this book a 3.5/5 rating. An enjoyable read when your in the mood to let your imagination loose.