Happily Ever After–Book Review Off The Page, Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Hello! It’s romance genre review time! Today I will be doing a review on Off the Page, written by mother-daughter duo, Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

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Delilah and Oliver shouldn’t be together. But they are together. And just as they’re getting used to the possibility that happily ever after may really, truly be theirs, the universe sends them a message they can’t ignore: they won’t be allowed to rewrite their story.

Delilah and Oliver must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love and what it takes to have a happy ending in a world where the greatest adventures happen off the page.

Off the Page is just so sweet and magical. In high school, I would have given ANYTHING to crawl inside one of my favorite books to escape the real world. I wish!”—SARAH DESSEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Saint Anything

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ember; Reprint edition (April 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Genre:- YA, Teen Fiction
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Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, and My Sister’s Keeper.

I am a fan of Jodi Picoult’s books– I have read several of her books including The PactNineteen Minutes and The Storyteller. While most of her books are based on real life situations with touching moments, Off the Page is completely different. Off the Page is written by the mother-daughter duo, Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer and is a sequel to to their first book together, Between the Lines, though it is also considered as the stand alone book.

So in a nutshell, this book is about a girl, named Delilah, who falls in love with a British prince named Oliver in the fairy tale book she was reading. The story starts with Oliver swapping places with a teenage boy named Edgar who is the son of the author who wrote the infamous fairy tale book. He enters into the real life so he can be with the girl he loves–Delilah.

So I will start with the ones I like about the book.

  • I don’t read much YA books but this is a YA/tween book with illustrations in the chapters where the characters are in the fairy tale world. I thought it was cool to see those illustrations in the book.
  • Though the book was imaginative and unrealistic, I enjoyed reading the book.
  • The book was funny and witty, particularly about the part where Oliver is trying to get used to live in a real life world.
  • The book is told in the perspectives of three main characters–Oliver, Delilah and Edgar so the reader could actually see what each of those characters think about each other.
  • Many of the characters in the book are likable and this brought many memories about high school life.
  • The book is cheesy.

Now the things I don’t like about the book.

  • As this is a sequel to Between the Lines, I sometimes got confused as how Oliver and Delilah actually fell in love with each other though this is actually my fault of not reading the first book.
  • The first few chapters were boring but soon it got interesting.

Overall, for those who enjoy reading YA novels with a good laugh, I recommend this book! Four stars!

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