Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

... 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.

   I was really excited to find out that I was getting a copy of this book to read and provide a review for. Although this book is intended for young adults and I am older than twenty-two, I thought this story would be a wonderful change from most books I have read lately.

 From this first page I was instantly hooked on this novel and the two main characters of the book (“Eleanor” and “Park”.) As I was reading the story I was instantly taken back to when I was in high school and how it felt to be at that age and go through everything a teen goes through. This book reminded me of Romeo & Juliet but set in modern day and much more interesting for today’s teens.  

     I was able to read this book within two days; the chapters were short and the way Ms. Rowell wrote the story was wonderful and easy to read. This is the second the book I have read of Ms. Rowell’s and this book is by far better than the first one. I give Eleanor & Park an “A+” and Rainbow Rowell an “A+” as well.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Tiffany

1 comment:

  1. I devoured this one as well. I then listened to the audiobook and it was perfect. Rowell is one of my favorites! Glad you enjoyed :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert


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