Between the Lines
What happens when happily ever after…isn’t?
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 fairy tale, 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.
A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.
- EMILY BESTLER BOOKS/ATRIA/SIMON PULSE |
- 368 pages |
- ISBN 9781451635829 |
- June 2012 |
- Grades 7 and up
Behind the Scenes of BETWEEN THE LINES with Jodi Picoult
Reading Group Guide
Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
If you could choose living in a predictable world, where you knew the outcome of every event, would you choose it, and why?
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 see more