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Between the Lines & Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer (A Double YA Book Review)

Between the Lines & Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Between the Lines is about Delilah, a bit of a loner, who discovers a children’s fairy tale and is shocked when the prince in the story, Oliver tries to get her attention. It turns out Oliver is dissatisfied with his life in the story and wants to discover something more. Slowly, as they try to figure out a way to get Oliver out of the book, they fall in love.

Off the Page is the companion to Between the Lines and—spoiler alert—it is all about what happens once Oliver is out of the fairy tale. The only way to get him out was for Oliver to trade places with Edgar, the author’s son and inspiration for the story’s prince. But having Oliver in the real world isn’t quite what Delilah expected and things get more hairy when Edgar/Oliver’s mom Jessamyn is taken ill. Now, Edgar has to come out of the book, but at what cost to the others?

These are great, feel-good books. They are very sweet and if you’re a hopeless romantic who loves a happy-ending you’ll enjoy these. I was a little bummed about a couple turn of events in Off the Page, one involving Frump and another involving Delilah’s friend, Jules, but overall I liked the storyline and grappling with choices and the consequences of those choices. I gave each book four stars and they make for a pleasant, light read!

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