Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer review

Off the Page book review

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer review

I do have to admit, this book wasn’t what I thought it would be.  :)  At first, I almost gave up on it just for the simple fact at how shocked I was with what it was about.  Someone mentioned to me that it’s like an episode of “Once Upon a Time;” and they’re exactly right.  I didn’t give up on it because while it’s based on a fantasy and obviously could not happen in real life, it still made you think about life (no matter how old you are) and how books are written.  AND…I wanted to know how it ended.  I had a feeling something sad could potentially happen, and I was right.  It’s definitely a YA book, but I’m glad I stuck with it.  It’s a cute one that I cannot wait for my nieces to become old enough to read (that’s obviously going to be years from now, but even then, I think this book is timeless because of the way it’s written.).

I started to read it because of Jodi Picoult.  I love how she writes, I’ve loved most of the books I’ve read by her, and I just wanted to dive into another.  What I forgot about, was that this book is also co-written by her daughter, Samantha van Leer.  If you want a simple read with cutesy humor, adventure, and magical relationships, then this book is for you.  It’s about a teenager, named Delilah, who has fallen in love with Oliver.  Although Oliver is not your typical teenage boy, he’s a prince from a fairy tale.  Yep, Oliver lives in a book.  Long story short, Delilah and Oliver have found a way so Oliver can enter the real world, Delilah’s world.  The side effect?  Oliver must take the place of a regular boy…known as Edgar (the son of the author of the fairy tale).

We meet many characters and realize that life isn’t always what it seems to be, and it makes you think about many things that we take for granted each and every day.  Young or old, if you need a place to escape and to think about characters of a book in a completely different way, then this book is definitely for you!


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