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20 May 2016 @ 01:28 pm
Book Review: Between the Lines  
This is not the kind of book I would ever pick up and read, but my mother in law asked my husband to give it to me because a friend of her read it and she found it good. I'm 30 and my mother in law is older than me (I won;t say her age because it's not mine to tell) and her friend hasn't been in her teens for a while now, so I don't know why she picked up this book.

I never read YA romantic novels and there is a reason. I just can's stand cheesy in books. I can deal with it in TV shows and movies for some mysterious reason, but not in book! Maybe because I started reading adult novels pretty quickly without going through that phase of a reader's life. But this is not even a YA book to me... It's a child book where a 15 yo girls falls in love with a character in a book and she starts talking to him and - guess what? - he's actually alive and he wan't to get out and be with her. So they start this quest, trying to get him out and in the end they succeed of course (and in a pretty silly way that doesn't make any sense)







Between the Lines

Originally published: 2012
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genres: Young Adult (but very very young IMHO)
(reading time: May 18 - May 20)
The only thing I liked about the book was that it was written by a mother and a daughter together. The kid had the idea and for 2 years they worked on it during weekends. I think it must have been a pretty good bonding experience for the two of them, but I don't think they wrote a YA book unfortunately so I can't give it more than 2 stars... I will actually give 1 because the ending was just so predictable and cheesy and I just didn't like it. Sorry!

P.S. I read it as quickly as I could because I want to spend time with books that I know I might like and I finished it just because when I start something I just have to get to the end of it, but it has been hard! :D
 
 
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orangerful: book belle // orangerfulorangerful on May 22nd, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
The only reason this book got picked up is because Jodi Picoult is a very popular author for adults. I don't know any teens who liked it either LOL! I remember picking it up and flipping through it and just knowing immediately that it wasn't going to be any good. The whole formatting was just weird.

Then again, how awkward would it be to write a REAL YA novel with your Mom? LOL, like when you think of all the issues and feelings you have as a teen...I don't think I'd want to write a book with my mother talking about how horny I was all the time and how confused I felt all the time hahahaha.

If you ever want to read a GOOD YA book, you let me know. :) I have many many favorites (though most are not romance...but a few are romantic)
Ery-chanerychan86 on May 22nd, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
Then again, how awkward would it be to write a REAL YA novel with your Mom? LOL, like when you think of all the issues and feelings you have as a teen...I don't think I'd want to write a book with my mother talking about how horny I was all the time and how confused I felt all the time hahahaha.
This actually made me laugh out loud. Poor thing... I actually haven't thought about the fact the girl must have been a teenager at the time (since the story is more for kids than young adults) and apparently it took them 2 years so she went through a quite interesting period of her life...

If you ever want to read a GOOD YA book, you let me know. :) I have many many favorites (though most are not romance...but a few are romantic)
I think I'll stick with adults for a while but thanks and I'll definitely come to you when I need a suggestion!!!... Actually I think my next book (I'm reading a Star Wars one now and I'm 2/3 into it) is a YA... Its title is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein. 2 of my dearest friends read it and they said it was so good... they cried a lot apparently... Do you know it?

orangerfulorangerful on May 23rd, 2016 01:12 am (UTC)
OMG YES CODE NAME VERITY!!!!!! I loved that book! I read it and then listened to it (I was hosting a book discussion). Very well written with great characters.
Ery-chan: Carachter: Hannah (SDoaCG)erychan86 on May 23rd, 2016 02:20 am (UTC)
Wow 3 out of 3! That's decided then... That's my next book! :D