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In Case You Missed It: In April, I was lucky enough to interview Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer for Fairy Tale Fortnight! I also reviewed this fabulous book.
The finished copy of Jodi Picoult's first foray into YA (and fantasy, at that!) literature alongside her teenage daughter, Samantha van Leer, is breathtakingly stunning. Even though I was lucky enough to snag an ARC, nothing prepared me for the way the final copy would look.
For one thing, it's in full-on color. I knew that the color would alternate between Delilah's and Oliver's respective POVs, but I wasn't expecting to see additional color applied to the story narrative, nor was I expecting to see the illustrations by Yvonne Gilbert and Scott M. Fischer to be in full-blown cover.
The interior design is so lovely that I had to do a vlog so you could see the book's shininess for yourself. This is one book that I would never want to own on an e-reader (even a color model) because the physical copy is so well-packaged.
Whether or not you normally read books by Picoult, BETWEEN THE LINES is different enough from anything else she's written that it's worth taking another chance on this wonderful author.
Plus, there are MERMAIDS. It's worth it just for the mermaids. In the storybook part of BETWEEN THE LINES, the mermaids are evil sirens, described as:
One of my favorite dialogues from BETWEEN THE LINES is spoken by a mermaid: