Off the Page review by pavannah
Off the Page
by Yvonne Gilbert, Samantha van Leer, Jodi Picoult
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 17
Reviewer's Location - Rutland, Vermont, United States
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This book serves as a companion book to Between the Lines, published in 2012.  This book dives back into a realm of fantasy, adventure, and the idea that books can come alive.  This is the tale of a girl who has found love within a book, and her love interest, Oliver, has managed to come out into her world.  This story picks up when he comes into the “real” world and follows his struggles and adventure of trying to fit in, where he most definitely does not.  But not only school an obstacle, now the one who took Oliver’s place in the story, wants out, and Delilah must fight to keep her boyfriend with her.  


My basic thoughts on this was it was a great book that would serve as a great companion to the original.  However, I was not aware that it had been a companion book, until receiving the actual book, therefore I hadn’t read the first book before completing this book.Even with that, I was able to thoroughly enjoy reading this book, because being a fantasy fanatic, and well, a lover of books, I found a piece of myself within this book; which made me enjoy it all the more.  There was great character development with Oliver, but was lacking in others, which is a little disappointing, but not the end of the world.  I think the message that love requires sacrifice is a noble one, that shines throughout the book, it is lacking strong backing in this book.  Yes it was clear that it was the message being sent, however it showed that it was more of other characters making sacrifices for Oliver and Delilah, as opposed to they themselves making the sacrifices. So overall, for a sappy romantic fantasy novel is was good, however I will not be reading it again.  

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