Eleanor & Park [Book Review]

Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Pages: 336 
Year: 2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Source: Library
Rating: 4.5/5


When Park sees Eleanor, with her wild hair and strange clothes, board his school bus, he begrudgingly allows her to sit with him. And every day after that. In awkward silence. Their relationship slowly grows, blossoming from shared comic books and mix tapes. But Eleanor has a difficult home life, and Eleanor and Park must overcome this harsh reality.

My Thoughts:

Eleanor & Park is one of those books that I loved, but am struggling to put my finger on just why. It has that magic that certain books have – the ones that you can’t help but fall for.

The book alternates between Eleanor and Park, allowing the reader to fully experience the entire relationship. It is not all love and kisses. In fact, much of the book is difficult to read because Eleanor’s life is so hard and unfair. The 1980s setting seems to make it even more desperate and added to its charm. This one will appeal to a large audience.

6 thoughts on “Eleanor & Park [Book Review]

  1. Sandy August 15, 2013 / 8:59 am

    Every single review I’ve read of this book has been glowing, so I broke down and bought it on my Kindle. So now I just need to finish my commitments and get to it.


  2. Linda August 15, 2013 / 11:47 am

    I broke down and bought this book, I need to finish 2 more books before I can read it.


  3. Helen Murdoch August 15, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book! I have heard such good things about it


  4. Lucia August 17, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    This book sounds like a really nice read. I’m definitely adding it to my tbr list.


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