Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Off The Page Book Review

I strongly believe that Jodi Picoult was the first woman that broke my heart. It wasn't in the romantic sense, admittedly; but Change Of Heart was one of the first books that really changed my life, one of the first books that made me want to do something with words. So, ever since, whenever I'm feeling a little low, or like I need something to help me get through a tough time, I've always turned to a Jodi Picoult book. Knowing this, a few months ago my mum bought me Off The Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, and I've just not gotten around to diving into this until now.


Off The Page is about a prince, brought to life from the pages of a fairy tale after swapping lives with Edgar. Although, at first, it seems as though their respective swapped lives are perfect for them, but then a series of events make them see that happily ever after might not work out as well as they thought it would. It's a book following the love, despair, once upon a time and potential happily-ever-afters of Delilah, Jules, Edgar and Oliver - and it's as far from Jodi Picoult's norm than I could ever have imagined; and yet it still had me up finishing it at midnight.

This is a book clearly targeted at the lower age range of young adults; and yet it's beautiful - it's full of the type of quotes that you want to post all over your social media (but don't for fear of looking like a knob). Particularly the snippets of text between each chapter are worth taking note of, and I'm not ashamed to say that I've taken photos of a few to chuck on my instagram this week. The book is written from three different character's perceptions, one chapter written from the view of each, and normally I hate that, but in this case it works.


Off The Page is Wuthering Heights level confusing, and yet it left me wanting to read it as fast I could in order to see what happened, and who ended up together. It's essentially a slightly more grown up Enchanted (without Patrick Dempsey), but there's something so magical about the way that this book has been written and so, even if YA isn't your thing, this unusual love story is definitely worth your time (you do need to concentrate, though, or you'll get insanely mixed up in next to no time at all).

What are you reading at the moment?
Sammy xo.

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