Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell - REVIEW
Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young-Adult Fiction
Publication Date: February 26th 2013
Goodreads Summary: 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.
I had a very good reading experience with this book. It was a very enjoyable read, it made me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. Rainbow did an excellent job of telling from both Park and Eleanor's perspective, not once was I confused who I was reading about. My absolute favourite thing about this book was how real it was. Important topics were covered such as bullying, weight issues, etc. I felt like I related to this book immensely, which was why I think I enjoy it so much.
The only problem I had was with the ending. It definitely was not my favourite ending. I felt like it began to rush in the last few chapters and I didn't quite understand what was going on because it was going so fast. I went back and re-read the last two chapters a couple of times to make sure I was reading it right because it did not seem like she ended the book. But apparently she did. I guess that's how it relates to real life though. Overall, the book was very fun to read so I defiantly recommend you give it a go!
Overall Enjoyment: ★★★★.5