Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Pages: 336 pages
Release Date: February 26th, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Received from: bought from Chapters 
Status: hardcover, standalone

It's 1986 and two star-crossed teens are smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love--and just how hard it pulled you under.

 A cross between the iconic '80s movie Sixteen Candles and the classic coming-of-age novel Looking for Alaska, Eleanor & Park is a brilliantly written young adult novel


Eleanor & Park is a story about two misfits who fall in love. This is my first contemporary read of 2014, and all I have to say, is it was pretty good.

This story really explored the concept of growing up in a broken home, being an outsider, being comfortable in your own skin, and just falling in love.

The relationship between Eleanor and Park is the sweetest, and their dynamic is the cutest. All the other characters in the book made the story as well, and I loved how everything was resolved, and all he characters in the book redeemed themselves as well.

The only problem that I had was that the only storyline that was ended the way I wanted it to WAS Eleanor's and Park's relationship. That sorta ruined it for me. But overall, it was a good story, and I still recommend it.

3 out of 5 stars
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