Reading Group Guide to Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer Prereading Question:
If you could choose living in a predictable world, where you knew the outcome of every event, would you choose it, and why? Discussion Questions:
Who is Prince Oliver and why is he unhappy? What is his character flaw and how does it impact his life and world?
Why does Prince Oliver set out to rescue Seraphima, and how does he compensate for his character flaw?
Are Prince Oliver and Seraphima a good match? Why or why not? How is she unlike Prince Oliver?
Why does Delilah read the fairy tale repeatedly? How is her world different from Prince Oliver’s?
How does the reader learn that Prince Oliver knows there is a world “beyond the fairy tale”? How does he first come to know about this outside world?
Why does Prince Oliver want out of the fairy tale? How does he get the attention of Delilah, and what is her initial response?
Delilah and Prince Oliver develop romantic feelings for each other. Why do you think they are attracted to one another? What commonalities draw them together? What differences?
Why does Prince Oliver attempt to remove the spider from the story? What happens when the spider enters Delilah’s world?
Identify the following fairy tale characters and explain how they are alike, or differ