Between the Lines

  • by Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
  • Narrated by Robert Ian MacKenzie, Suzy Jackson, Nick Cordero
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For her first-ever YA novel, #1 New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult collaborates with her teenage daughter Samantha van Leer on an exhilarating work of cross-generational appeal.
A story of romance, adventure, and humor, Between the Lines features high-schooler and social outsider Delilah, who discovers a charming fairy tale in the school library and can’t resist turning to it again and again. But one day she finds the book has hidden depths—and that the story’s handsome prince has somehow stepped from the page into her very own world.


What the Critics Say

"A compulsively readable charmer. The teen dialogue and interior monologues feel authentic, while Picoult’s practiced hand balances humor with larger issues such as abandonment, hope, and existential quandaries related to fate and human nature. Both silhouette and pencil drawings abound; characters climb in and around the text to excellent effect. Younger readers and their parents will appreciate the gentle, wholesome romance, with nary a shred of paranormal action. The tender, positive tone and effective pacing that builds to a satisfying finish will inspire readers to pass the book to a friend—or reread it themselves." (Booklist)
"A clever YA romance about the magical relationship between a loner and her fictional “Prince Charming.” Elements from Picoult’s other novels—alternating character viewpoints with distinguishing fonts, snappy chapter endings—are present, and the story is peppered with pop culture references to The Hunger Games, the Kindle Fire, and the X-Men, as well as comic relief in the form of characters like a talking horse that thinks it has a weight problem. Readers...will be swept up by the romantic premise." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not YA, this is a children's story

I am about 75 percent of the way through this book and I don't know if I can stand to listen to the rest of it. I am far from a YA but as a mom I have read lots of YA novels my kids have brought home, and many of them have been really good. This one is not. It is a children's fairy tale. If you like children's fairy tales perhaps you will enjoy it, but it definitely doesn't have what I was hoping for from Jodi Picoult.
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- Sharon Nemeth Murch

Don't waste your credit

What disappointed you about Between the Lines?

Stupid. I kept waiting for the story to begin.

What was most disappointing about Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer ’s story?

Childish. I expect so much more from Jodi Picoult. Have read every book she's written.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was good

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Between the Lines?


Any additional comments?

I want my credit back

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- Alexander

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books