Between the Lines (book) - WikipediaMost parents are thrilled when their kids decide to follow them into the family business. It's a whole different story, though, when sharing a job means literally working right alongside each other — something author Jodi Picoult discovered back in , when she and her then-teenage daughter, Samantha van Leer, decided to co-write their first book, the YA novel Between the Lines. Thankfully, nothing that happened during the book's creation was bad enough to stop the mother-daughter duo from releasing Lines and its sequel, Off the Page , out May In fact, according to the writers, the fights and frustrations actually made the process go smoother. Adds Von Leer, "Our relationship grew a lot stronger through writing. That's not to say things got any easier over time.
'Between the Lines' by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer - Book Trailer
A teenage bookworm discovers that the fairytale prince in her favorite book is very much alive — and wants her help escaping his literary existence. What happens when happily ever after An outsiderin a new town and a new school, Delilah seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur in both extraordinary and astonishing ways, Delilah has to confront whether she has the power to rewrite her story. It's a tender and appealing romantic novel filled with humor, adventure, and magical relationships. Full of humor and witty commentary about life, Off The Page is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion to Between the Lines , and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending. Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale.
Internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer team up to create a story about a girl who crosses the border between reality and fantasy in a perilous search for her own happy ending. Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the no. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at www. Samantha van Leer is a junior in high school, who conceived the idea for this book and pitched it to her mum while she was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, she can be found playing softball, doing contemporary dance, acting and singing in musicals, and cuddling on the ground with her two dogs, Dudley and Oliver - for whom the prince in this fairytale was named. Watch the trailer.
She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in She has described her family as "non-practicing Jewish". Picoult's mother and grandmother were both teachers, and she says that their influence on her was very important. She studied creative writing at Princeton University with Mary Morris , and graduated in She published two short stories in Seventeen magazine while still in college.
From 1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and co-writer, Samantha van Leer, comes Off The Page , a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and magical relationships. Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after. Includes twelve full-color illustrations, and black-and-white decorations throughout. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot are sure to appreciate this novel about love, romance, and relationships. A great contribution to the ever versatile YA fiction genre… A follow-up to their collaboration Between the Lines , Off the Page also stands alone perfectly, introducing quirky teenage teenage characters dealing with an even quirkier literary situation as the fairy tale world and the real world collide… Together these authors manage to make these characters not only likeable, but believable through an unlikely series of events.
Off the Page continues the story of Delilah and Oliver. A year-old teenager, bookworm and social outcast, Delilah, is obsessed with a fairy tale book about Prince Oliver called Between the Lines. No one can understand Delilah's obsession with a book written for kids. Delilah has a divorced mother and a punk-rocker best friend Jules, who is an outcast by her own choosing. Delilah feels caught between her erratic family life and her loneliness at school. She loves her over-protective mother dearly, but wishes for something more.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. In the last couple weeks, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult 's daughter, Samantha van Leer, had to have a special meeting with a dean at Vassar College to move her statistics final. Picoult says she respects her daughter, a sophomore at Vassar, for keeping her success as an author under wraps. Not many on campus know that van Leer and Picoult will be touring the nation with their latest release, Off the Page , including a stop in the Valley on Tuesday, May Van Leer came to Picoult, author of 23 novels, with the idea for Between the Lines , the team's first novel, when she was 13 years old. She asked Picoult, what if characters had actual lives when the book was shut but had to play the part when the book was open?