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Jodi Picoult: Between the Lines


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Jodi Picoult has created her own genre. She writes edge-of-your-seat stories about everyday people facing extraordinary situations, inviting her readers to wonder: what would I do?

Between the Lines, her first book for young adults, is no exception. Written with her teenage daughter Samantha, who dreamed up the idea for the story, it’s a funny, charming story about what happens when happily ever after … isn’t.

Between the Lines is for every girl who’s believed, however whimsically, that her one true soulmate lives in the pages of a book. Bookish loner Delilah is on Team Edward. But it’s not him she truly longs for; it’s Prince Oliver, the hero of a fairytale she finds in the library – and in a flight of boundary-crossing fantasy, she gets the chance to help him become real.

Jodi and Samantha share their creative journey in this special event.


Samantha van Leer

Samantha van Leer is a junior in high school, who conceived the idea for her first novel, Between the Lines and pitched it to her mum (Jodi Picoult) while she was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, Samantha can be found playing softball, doing contemporary dance, acting and singing in ... Read more

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of 18 bestselling and widely acclaimed novels, most recently Between the Lines, a novel for younger readers, written in partnership with her teenage daughter, Samantha van Leer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Jodi studied creative writing w... Read more


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