Thursday, September 3, 2015

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer - ADVISABLE

Picoult, Jodi and Samantha Van Leer  Off the Page, 372 pgs.  Delacorte Press, 2015.  $19.99  Content: Language:  PG-13 (20 swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG.   

Delilah fell in love with Oliver, a prince in a fairy tale book that she found at the library.  Now that Oliver has found his way into Delilah’s real world, by trading places with the author’s son Edgar, she has to help Oliver fit in at school and convince Edgar’s mother that he is her son.  While Delilah has her own complications in the real world, the fairy tale world within the book is also having troubles and trying to correct the changes and return to its original version.  When Edgar’s mother gets sick, the characters from the book and the people in Delilah’s reality have to come together and make compromises.  

This is a creative sequel to Between the Lines.  The mistakes that a fairy prince makes in a modern high school are humorous, yet the book also touches on serious topics such as family and death.  I enjoyed this fun read and it is easy to recommend because of its clean content.  

 MS, HS-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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