Jodi Picoult has created plenty of memorable young characters throughout her writing career, but Between the Lines (out June 26) will be her first book geared for teens, and her first co-authored by daughter Samantha van Leer. Melding ordinary life with fantasy, the novel will center on Delilah, a teenage bookworm who can’t get enough of one book in particular. When one day the hero of that story, the handsome and kind Prince Oliver, literally speaks to Delilah, she learns that Oliver is actually a complicated teen boy who’s trapped in the book against his will and hates that his life must follow a predetermined plot. As Delilah fights to free Oliver from the pages, a romance blooms between them, and their journey tests everything they know about destiny and their place in the world.
For longtime fans and younger readers who will be discovering Picoult’s work for the first time, EW has the first look at Between the Lines! Check out the cover below.
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