Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell



Title: Eleanor & Park

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Published Date: February 26, 2013

Buy It: Amazon B&N




via Goodreads

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.

My Thoughts

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!


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

  1. OK, that was a great review. I tried to read this but had to shut it after the numerous f-bombs on the first page or two. So many awards, so many positive reviews…it’s time that I pick this up and try again.

    • I did notice that at the beginning, but after I got into the book and looking back now I dont even remember the cursing. If you lived Eleanor’s life, you would probably drop the f bomb too. Look at me defending a fictional character’s use of the f word. Lol. It’s that good.

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