Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is loosening up from her highly adult, controversial literature for something a little lighter: young adult fiction!
Picoult tends to tackle tough issues, like cancer, school shootings, and teen suicide. But according to her Facebook page, the new novel will be more light-hearted:
“Color me happy! My daughter Sammy and I JUST finished editing the young teen chapter book we co-wrote, BETWEEN THE LINES … it’s about a prince who wants to break free from his fairytale existence … and the girl who falls for him while she’s reading. It’s sweet and romantic and funny — and to celebrate, we’re going out for ribs!!”
So, here are a few things we have learned: 1) Picoult has a good relationship with her daughter, 2) she can write for teens (or so we expect), and 3) she loves ribs!
I’m a huge Jodi Picoult fan, and I think people who read her books quickly become fans as well. I would be interested in reading the new book and seeing how well it sells. I have to say though…it will be weird to read a Jodi Picoult book and laugh, rather than cry.
According to this article, publication for Between the Lines is set for June 2012.