|Back2Back Review| Between the Lines & Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Between the Lines & Off the Page Published by Delacorte PressSimon Pulse on June 6,2012 and May 19, 2015
Genres: FantasyTeenYoung Adult
Format: eBook
Source: bought

[Between the Lines]

   Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.
And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.
A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.

[Off the Page]

Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver’s role in Delilah’s favorite book. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after. Includes twelve full-color illustrations, and black-and-white decorations throughout.

Full of humor and witty commentary about life, OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion to the authors’ bestseller Between the Lines, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot are sure to appreciate this novel about love, romance, and relationships.

Between the Lines and Off the Page is a book series written my mom-daughter duo Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. It is a fairytale fantasy every reader (if you ask me) dreams of happening- where characters from your favorite book come to life. Isn’t that magical?

It is for the main character, Delilah. But a little bit confusing and borderline crazy too! In the first book, Between the Lines, Delilah meets the character from the book Oliver, and they bond immediately and create this friendship that eventually turned into something more. She’s trying to help him with his dream of coming out of the book and into real life. They try so many ways and some do prevail but only for awhile, then Oliver goes trudging back to the book again. It’s magical, entertaining and more of the lighthearted child-like fiction kind of read.

Then there’s the next book, Off the Page. It is described to be a companion book, but it’s not just a companion book, because it continues the story of Oliver and Delilah. Though you can read Off the Page without reading the first one, but I would recommend reading the first one first! To get the whole FEELS of the story 😉

I think I like ‘OFF the Page’ better than the first one. Only because it’s  more mature, more realistic (stretching that word a lot!), and the plot twist and dilemma just got more complicated. There are more characters involved too! I grew to love each character- Oliver, Delilah, Humphrey (the dog), Edgar, etc. This is the kind of book you want to read when it’s raining outside and you’re drinking your hot cup of coffee, with cookies as your snack. yum! I say that because this is the “feel good” kind of book, that makes you hopeful that the world is not full of bad things, but good things come out of it as well. Despite sacrifices and hard choices in life, there’s still love. And in those moments, you find who truly loves you and cares for you.

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