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Note: I received an ARC copy of this title thanks to the publisher. I was not paid to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer is promoted as a stand-alone novel companion to Between the Lines. You can definitely read it without reading Between the Lines, which I what I did. However, if you are curious as to how Oliver got out of a fairytale, you’ll have to read Between the Lines to find out.
I absolutely loved reading Off the Page. The first 20 or so pages made me laugh out loud, and I was hooked. The story is told in 3 perspectives: Oliver, Delilah, and Edgar. The story is all about Oliver and Edgar getting used to their new lives out and in the book respectively, but of course, nothing is as simple as it seems. Off the Page was a heart felt read, that stirred all of my emotions.
When I first started to read Off the Page, I just expected your fluffy romantic YA read. It turned out to be much more than that though. Having all of these different perspectives, Picolt and van Leer brought in all of these minor story lines, which made the story so much more complex. You have Oliver and Delilah’s story. Edgar’s story. Plus all of the characters in the fairytale. Throughout the story characters are sucked in and out of the fairytale, tragedy happens, and somehow everyone gets a bit of their happily ever after. I loved it all!
The book itself is also gorgeous! I only have an ARC copy, so it’s not the finished version. It’s still beyond gorgeous though! Off the Page can definitely be read as an e-book, but to get the full effect of all the illustrations and the colors, a physical copy is probably your best bet.
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if your book boyfriend came to life or if one of your favorite characters in a book could be real, I’d definitely suggest picking up Off the Page to read how Jodi Picoult and Samanatha van Leer brought that idea to life. Read it for the laughs and stay for the characters. This is a book I’d suggest for everyone, and I hope everyone ends up loving it like I have.