Off the Page [book review]


Delilah fell in love with Oliver, a prince from a fairy-tale story book.  It happens to a lot of us – falling in love with a character from a book.  

But did the character return your feelings?

Oliver did.  And in Between the Lines he and Delilah worked together to get him out of the fairy-tale.  Now that he’s out, we get to look into what “happily ever after” really looks like.

Oliver has now taken the place of Edgar, the son of the author who wrote Oliver’s story, and now has to pose as him out in Delilah’s world.  That means having to fit in as a new student at Delilah’s school, which has it’s ups and downs.  As Oliver begins to make new friends, Delilah has to come to terms that she now has to share Oliver with other people – something she hadn’t thought of before getting him out of the book.

Along with Delilah and Oliver’s story, we also get a look as to how Edgar is doing in the book.  While he likes some aspects of being a two-dimensional character, he misses the real world and his mom.  And while the other characters have been very welcoming to Edgar, they still miss their old friend Oliver.

As I read the story I have to admit I was a little bored at first, which might have been because of the pacing of the story.  Once it picked up I couldn’t help but get sucked into the drama including a new romance between two unexpected characters and everyone trying to figure out how to give each of themselves a true happily ever after.  Unfortunately, and I’m not going to say what happens, but not everyone is able to get one.  

All in all, I’d give this book 3.5 stars if I could on Goodreads.  While this book can be a stand-alone as well, it does help to read Between the Lines to get a better understanding of the characters.

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