Picoult to write YA for Hodder

Picoult to write YA for Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a YA title by bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter Samantha Van Leer.

Publishing director Carolyn Mays bought UK rights from Emily Bestler Books at Atria, and will publish the title, Between the Lines, at the end of June 2012 alongside the US publisher.

The book is described by the publisher as being "about what happens when happily ever after isn't so happy, and when the barriers between books and life begin to crumble". It will have full colour illustrations and silhouettes throughout.

Mays said: "This is a wonderful mixture of fairy tale and real life—a novel that will speak to book lovers of all ages. It's a book that mothers will want to share with their daughters and celebrate the reading experience together."