Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
336 Pages, Hardcover
Published February 2013, St. Martin's Griffin
Source: purchased
I completely fell for the love story of Eleanor and Park. Two kids who both feel unworthy of attention from the opposite sex, find their soul mate sitting next to them on the school bus. They find common ground through their love of music, a good comic book and how different they are from the rest of the student body. 
Park is half Korean. Looks more like his mom than his 6ft tall dad. He likes punk music and wearing all black and eyeliner. Eleanor has red curly hair, and dresses in old baggy men's clothes. She is the oldest of five who all share one room in her abusive stepfather's home. 
They seem an unlikely pair, but through all their interactions, and eventual conversations, they truly seem to be meant for each other. If not for forever then for at least that moment in time. If it wasn't for Park, who knows what could have become of Eleanor and vice versa. 
Happy Reading!

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  1. I loved this one, too. One of the reasons was that Rowell never made things suddenly perfect between Park and Eleanor - even though he loved her, he was still embarrassed by her, even though she loved him, she still put up walls to avoid getting hurt. Just like real life!

  2. Me toooo! I recently read this and loved it. So touching. I plan on reading the other two by Rainbow as well.


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