Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Published Date: February 26, 2013
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.
What can I say? This book is amazing! I loved Eleanor and Park, the characters. They were awkward, weird, geeky, socially inept, everything I love in two characters. And it worked for them!
Everything I loved about the book:
* the characters
* the 80s
* the hair
* the music
* the comic books
* the love story
Everything I hated about the book:
* It didn’t really finish
* I want/wanted more
Really, that is all. Read this book.
I have found a new favorite author. This book read like a John Hughes movie. It’s even set in the 80s. I actually tweeted this to the author! I am so serious about this. It made me think of 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink and all those movies! In love with her writing.
One more time. Read. This. Book. Now!