by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter present their first-ever novel for teens, filled with romance, adventure, and humor.
Jodi Picoult is an amazing author, so I was intrigued when I heard that she had written a YA story with her teenage daughter. Figured that it would either be really good story, or a sad example of a famous parent trying to help their child excel in a business they were not suited for.
Was pleased that this book was an example of a talented mother-daughter collaboration! I felt that this was a true collaboration, as it didn't read like one of Jodi's usual stories. At times it felt a little...young and naive? Wasn't as polished as Jodi's usual stuff, but that just made the story sweeter.
Loved the whole idea of a fictional character communicating with the reader! It's not entirely original, but I still enjoyed the execution. Really liked the thought of fictional characters having their own lives whenever the book was closed, and the plot being like a play they perform over and over again.
I was really rooting for Delilah and Prince Oliver to get together, and mourned with them whenever their various plans didn't work. Enjoyed Delilah's refusal to admit defeat, and there's a surprise twist that I didn't expect but thoroughly enjoyed! A great summer read!
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