Jodi Picoult Loosens Up

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is loosening up from her highly adult, controversial literature for something a little lighter: young adult fiction!

According to this article, the author — best known for My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, and Change of Heart — wrote the novel Between the Lines with her daughter, Sammy.

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.

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One response to “Jodi Picoult Loosens Up

  1. I too am a huge Jodi Picoult fan. Ive read most of her books. Im always waiting for the newest book.

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