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When a Social Communications class assignment brings quiet Chase Mitman and popular Evie Cunningham together, it's a real eye-opener. Haunted and damaged in their own way, they have only shown others what they want them to see--not that they each hold a terrible secret deep inside, or that they have more in common than they'd ever like anyone to realize.
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ebook, 2nd, 183 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Birch House Press
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Vivian
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 sterren. Absoluut beter dan Ster van Acht: Niet volgens het script is goed geschreven en leest prettig weg: het wordt nooit saai, maar een echte leestrigger is er ook niet. Vrij voorspelbaar, en hoewel het verhaal boeiend is, is het ook vooral dramatisch en tragisch en bovendien vrij statisch: alles overkomt de personages eigenlijk gewoon en ik had niet het gevoel dat ze zich echt ontwikkelden, waardoor het een beetje afstandelijk bleef. Wel een hoopvol einde, maar ook wel weer enigszins zin ...more
Floor Flawless
Toen ik begon met lezen was ik een beetje bang dat dit een standaard love-triangle YA zou zijn, maar dit verhaal gaat veel dieper dan dat. Mijn volledige recensie kun je lezen op mijn blog: https://www.floorflawless.com/recensi...
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Valerie Vaes
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5*

Niet volgens het script lijkt op basis van de cover en de achterflap een standaard liefdesverhaal over een meisje en een jongen die op het eerste zicht enorm van elkaar verschillen, maar door elkaar beter te leren kennen erachter komen dat ze eigenlijk echt op elkaar lijken. Gelukkig heeft dit boek veel meer dan enkel dat. Het vertrekpunt van het verhaal is misschien niet origineel, maar zorgt er wel voor dat de lezer meteen de gevoeligheid van de personages opmerkt en de spanning die doorhe
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Reaganstar
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer always seems to have a way of captivating you almost immediately, this book does not fail to do so. You get pulled into the lives of Chase and Evie, who are on complete different social spectrum. Evie is the popular girl who everyone loves thanks to her boyfriend. Chase is the loner kid who doesn't talk or hang around with anyone. This book left me absolutely speechless and pondering just how i can even start to explain this book.

This book goes between Evie and Chase's point of view sha
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Katelyn
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
O_O What. Okay, so I was fine throughout this book until I got down to the last twenty pages. And then someone threw a dagger into my heart. And just when I thought the pain couldn't get worse . . . they twisted it. And now I'm just crying my eyes out because this hurt me so badly. WHAT. WHY. I DIDN'T ASK FOR THIS. I didn't . . . . I didn't . . . I didn't want this. *sobs*

Ari
Apr 23, 2013 rated it did not like it


When I receive a book for review and I don’t like it, I am always a bit hesitant before writing down my thoughts for everyone to read. You see, there are books that work for many of us, books that work for some of us.. and books that simply doesn’t work for me no matter how interesting the concept might seem to be at first sight.
..This goes in the last category. *sigh*

I really wanted to like this story, I really wanted to care more for the characters and be more emotionally invested in what
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Elsa Bakker
In de maand februari mocht ik aan nog een blogtour deelnemen voor Dutch Venture Publishing. Wederom een Young Adult boek, getiteld ‘Niet volgens het script’, geschreven door Jennifer Murgia (bekend van haar Angel Star duologie).

De manier waarop het verhaal geschreven en ingedeeld is zorgde erbij mij voor dat ik het boek vlot uit had. Toch moest ik af en toe even goed opletten vanuit welk ik-personage de hoofdstukken geschreven waren. Bij het begin van elk hoofdstuk wordt namelijk wel aangegeven
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Annette
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copies
In het begin lijkt “Niet volgens het script” een standaard Young Adult boek te worden. Chase is een verlegen, ietwat teruggetrokken jongen die zijn leven slijt ver weg van de rest van zijn klas. Evie hoort bij het populaire kliekje als het vriendinnetje van, maar voelt zich daar eigenlijk helemaal niet happy meer. Een schoolproject koppelt de twee aan elkaar en al snel leren ze elkaar beter kennen en vertrouwen ze elkaar hun diepste geheimen toe.

Maar schijn bedriegt. Dit boek is alles behalve ee
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Laura Kurk
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teens who enjoy suspense and paranormal YA
This is a love story played out within a cruel game. Murgia pulls her readers into the minds of Chase and Evie slowly, making both narrators irresistible and highly relatable. Chase—the tortured, reserved boy, and Evie—the new girl who was quickly claimed by the “in” crowd, have watched each other from afar for months. Chase longs for Evie’s sincerity and kindness to heal places in him that no one can touch, and Evie is hungry for Chase’s honesty, intelligence and character. What may seem like a ...more
Laura Smith
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Evie and Chase’s lives don’t cross paths. They can’t. Not in their school. Not with their cliques. But then an English paper changes everything.

One assignment forces Evie and Chase, despite the labels their friends and families and teachers adhere to them, to evaluate who they truly are, how their own lives differ and mirror each others. There’s only one thing in the way of their discoveries – Shane, school king, ringleader and Evie’s boyfriend.

In her latest novel, Between These Lines, Jennifer
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Arlette
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***NON-Spoiler Review*** Let me start with saying that this book has left me completely speechless in the end, it's that good! You follow the story from both Evie's and Chase's point of view, which is great to start with, because you get to know both characters very well.

The story reveals hidden secret after secret, which puts layer on layer for both of the characters. Character development is very well done and not only for the main characters, but also for the "minor characters". The ending wa
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Medusa  Bren De wit
4,5 stars.

“Ja ik was zo’n stille. Zo’n jongen die de helft van de tijd achterin het lokaal zat en geen interesse leek te tonen in de les. Mensen zagen wat ze wilden zien, maar meneer Floyd? Hij keek echt. Hij wist wat het gedicht April 18th voor me betekende. Hoe die datum voor altijd als een duistere wolk boven mijn hoofd zou hangen.” -Chase-

Het verhaal is geschreven in de ‘ik’ vorm vanuit twee oogpunten namelijk die van Evie een van de populairste meisjes van school en Chase de stille, terug
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Michelle
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you are like me, then contemporaries are my go to summer. And Between These Lines is perfect for a quick and surprising but totally entralling romance. But it was totally different than I first thought it would be. I thought it would be this easy breezy book but there was much more meat on its bones than just a fun beach read. I loved it so much! You can't help but fall in love with the characters and root for them the whole time. And the alternating point of view from chapter to chapter is a ...more
Kate Roth
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Chase is the quiet guy holding it all in and walking the halls of Whitley Prep feeling alone and invisible. His tragic past as well as his intellect keep him in the shadows of arrogant school-rulers like Shane. But Chase has his eye on Evie. The sweet but popular beauty who just happens to also be Shane's girlfriend. Chase's lucky day arrives when a teacher pairs him with Evie and her best friend Tara for a project. But little does he know...Evie's had her eye on him too.

Still new to Whitley Pre
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Michelle Rebar
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I'm speechless. Oh, my goodness. What an ending! Whew, let me gather my thoughts and try to get them out here. Wow. I was totally pulled into Between These Lines to the point where I was annoyed that things in my real life took me away from it. I just wanted to stay with these sweet, damaged people, Chase and Evie, to give them hugs and support as they dealt with their own problems.

Poor, deliciously disturbed Chase spends his entire life hiding from his painful past by keeping his head dow
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Céline
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
http://www.celinezoalszeis.be/2019/03...

Niet volgens het script is een contemporary High School verhaal, met een spannend kantje. We maken kennis met Evie en Chase, elk gepaard met hun eigen persoonlijke bagage. Het concept van dit boek is niet geheel origineel (high-school: populair vs niet-populair) maar toch geeft Jennifer er haar eigen twist aan door belangrijke thema’s aan bod te halen zoals onder andere grensoverschrijdend gedrag. Alhoewel het plot voor mij anders had gemogen of tot zelfs
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Jennifer Davis
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Between These Lines is an astounding story, told from alternating perspectives, about two people finding not only their true selves, but each other. Filled with heart-racing tension, this unique story left me breathless and craving more! It is Cruel Intensions meets Perfect Chemistry. I will be thinking about these characters for days to come.
Anu CN
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Am still not sure about wat just happened!
But i know I really, REALLY, liked Chase
so 4 stars it is
Gemma
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow, what an ending!!
Anja De Rijk
Recensie volgt binnenkort op FollowMeMove.com
Adriana Gabrielle
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is AMAZING! I think I read it in a few hours.... I couldn't put it down! SO awesome and the ending was amazing (a little sad) but AMAZING!
Jacek
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This story kept me on my toes. Good. It takes a lot to hold my interest these days.
I'm still not digesting the ending. It was unexpected and so not necessary!
Eve
I didn't expect that. And that ending shocked me, wasn't expecting that either. Really lovely story. But it also shows you how cruel teenagers can be.
Jeanine
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
De proloog geeft je een kleine blik in de toekomst, die mij benieuwd maakte naar wat er gebeurd was. Jennifer Murgia wist mij vanaf het eerste begin te verrassen. Ik had een bepaald beeld van de personages door de proloog en het begin van het eerste hoofdstuk, maar na enkele pagina's merkte ik dat dit beeld niet klopte, het verhaal was niet zo voorspelbaar dan ik in eerste instantie dacht en ik was hierdoor aangenaam verrast.

De tegenstelling tussen de leerlingen op school wordt goed beschreven.
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
As most people know, I'm not a huge contemporary reader though I've been doing more of it as of late. So when I was asked to read this, I certainly had to give it a try and see what was in store. And I'm so glad I did!

Blurb from Goodreads:
I never told anyone how I felt about her. Not even Evie—not in so many words. And now, I’ll never get the chance to.
When a class assignment brings quiet Chase Mitman and the stunning Evie Cunningham together, a mutual attraction ignites. There’s only one proble
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Susan (Wastepaper Prose)
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, ya, contemporary
Talk about short, fast-paced, intense reads! In Between These Lines, Jennifer Murgia has built an engaging contemporary world and web of secrets that will suck readers in.

Between These Lines is the story of how Chase Mitman and Evie Cunningham finally wind up in close quarters and face their feelings for each other, but it's so much more complicated than two people with a crush. Both of them are haunted -- Chase by the past and Evie by her own fear of the present.

Evie's parents relationship is d
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Jane
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, to-review
Between These Lines by Jennifer Murgia

5 Stars

Between These Lines is a love story written from both Chase and Evie’s POV, and has an ending I didn’t see coming, infact even as I was reading it I couldn’t believe what was happening!

Chase is the broody male with a secret, he loves poetry and reading and is very reserved giving off an air of indifference… which is not strictly true. He sees Evie and watches her from afar, but then a school project forces them together and we watch as we learn opposi
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Jessica Andrews
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Seriously this book... killed me towards the end. Evie and Chase are two characters who are so easy to fall in love with, and Shane is such an easy character to hate the guts of. I would really recommend this book and if I gave up my sleep last night when I have school tomorrow (and I'm shattered) then who can deny that it's a fantastic book! It shows the results of school cliques that hate each other (although extreme results that I pray to god don't happen at my school) and it had me rooting f ...more
Liz DivaBooks
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een boek geschreven met een realistische blik op hoe het op middelbare scholen er aan toe kan gaan. Elke school heeft kliekjes, dit is normaal, maar dit verhaal laat de kille waarheid zien als het gaat om het gedrag van kliekjes/mensen tegen elkaar. één persoon is HET helemaal terwijl andere het leven wordt zuur gemaakt.
Ik vind het boek tijdloos en raad het zeker aan deze op de leeslijst te zetten of zelfs het project in het echt uit te voeren. Dit boek kan een echte eye opener zijn. kortom dit
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Angee Wentz
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I bought this book and was extremely excited to read it and was completely captivated... for about 30% of the book. Then everything got confusing. Now, I understand that a sense of confusion was necessary in order to throw off the ending, which was very clever, but a lot didn't add up or wasn't explained in enough detail (such as site details to better locate the character or even what the characters looked like). With that being said, I love this author and will continue to buy her books becaus ...more
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