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Oct 17 2012

Between the lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

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Allen and Unwin, 2012. ISBN 1743310927.
Delilah hates school, she would rather pretend she is somewhere else. That's why she loves books so much. Every time she opens one she can pretend she is someone else, somewhere else. But there is one particular book she can't get enough of. It's a lovely fairy tale she found sitting the library and if anyone knew how much she had read that book over and over again she'd be a social outcast forever.
When the main character of the book, a prince named Oliver, starts talking to Delilah she thinks she must be crazy. Oliver wants to be free of his story and Delilah will do just about anything to help him. But after a failed attempt to get a spider out of the book it looks like Oliver might be permanently stuck.
This book had my eyes glued to the pages until the very end; it was amazing. This book was definitely a different style for Jodi Picoult but was still just as good as all of her other books and an amazing first book for Samantha Van Leer. I would highly recommend this book to people who like fantasy stories and Jodi Picoult's books.
Tahlia Kennewell (Student)

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