Thursday, November 6, 2014

Book Review - "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell

I liked Fangirl so much I immediately checked out this one:

Another great book, again classified as "young adult" but this was was a bit darker and more serious than Fangirl.  The story is told in a back an forth switching between Eleanor and Park's point of view.  Eleanor is sixteen and comes from a very difficult home situation.  Park is also sixteen with a more stable home life and an established reputation in their school.  When Eleanor has to sit next to him on the bus on her first day at their school, they slowly start to form a relationship that evolves into first love.  The story is funny at times, heartbreaking at other times.  The ending is tough, you really want her to write a sequel at some point.  Ms. Rowell's characters are so wonderfully well developed that you feel their pain, joy and hope.  A movie is in the works as well.  If you loved books like The Fault In Our Stars and The Age of Miracles then pick this one up!  


  1. I've heard such good things about Rainbow Rowell, I definitely have this on my list of to-reads!


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