19 July 2014

{Book Review} Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

By: Me My Shelf And I | 19 July 2014 at 12:03 AM | | | | | | | |

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Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Rating: 5 Birds

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor
... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.
Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

I can't believe it took me so long to read this book. It's been on my shelf for a year!! Thankfully the cabin trip last week allowed me some time to catch up on my reading.

Eleanor & Park is unbelievably adorable with equal parts heartbreak and humiliation thrown in. It's real and intense and beautiful all at the same time. 

Eleanor is dirt poor, a little overweight and new to town. The perfect recipe for being picked on and humiliated daily by her fellow classmates.

Park is upper middle class, the son of a war veteran and not exactly popular but no one really dislikes him either. Comfortably in the middle. Where he likes it.

When their two worlds collide, there's no turning back for either one. Together they learn that love is blind, and they will take on the world together. From Eleanor's horrible home life, to Park's desire to still be popular but be with Eleanor – two things that contradict each other.  

I can't recommend this book enough – so stop reading this poorly worded review which isn't doing it the justice it deserves and go pick up Eleanor & Park!

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1 comment:

  1. Awe, I really want to read this one. I have a copy too. It sounds really good and I am glad that you enjoyed it so much. Great review.

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