Five Star Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Released: February 26, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Length: 335 pages
Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--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.
Review by Lissa:
I absolutely, positively loved this book. I felt so bad for Eleanor and was happy she found Park. They would seem like such an odd couple but they were perfect.
Eleanor was living what seemed to be a nightmare
Park living his normal family life.
I was sad a lot in this book. Again, when you feel something. You know you'll love it. I finished this book in a day. Quite an accomplishment since I have a Toddler.
Park saved Eleanor more than once. He needed her but he's what kept her alive. The book though sad was hilarious at some points. Also, happy. I'm glad that Eleanor got away from the living nightmare. I hope that in some universe they get back together and live happily ever after.
Rainbow Rowell is a fantastic writer. I normally don't like when it goes back in forth to each character but it was so well done.