Book Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult

Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, I’m not gonna lie, this may be my second time reading this book, because I kind of have no life… But my second impression was actually better than my first, so it’s okay!

I feel like this book is pretty much the ultimate escape book. Within the book there is a character written into a story who wants nothing more than to get out and write his own story, a girl who falls in love with a fictional character so much so that he becomes real to her, and later a boy who wants to escape his own life and live inside of a story. I’m pretty sure anyone and everyone can relate to at least one of these desires.

I won’t give an entire summary, but basically this book is about a character named Oliver who lives inside a book that replays every time someone reads it. But when the book closes the characters are not at all like the way they are portrayed. He despises the story he has to act out and tries really hard to get the attention of a reader to help him escape and one day, a fifteen-year-old girl named Delilah actually notices him as himself, and not his character.

This book was so unique and creative and I love that Jodi Picoult wrote it with her daughter. I felt sympathetic toward the characters, I was eager for each plot development, and I was super excited just now when I realized that there is a second book!

Between the lines may not be everyone’s cup of tea. It is very teenager-y and a little cheesy, but I very much liked it. What can I say, sometimes I like a little cheese. 🙂

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