Book Review: Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Rated: ❤❤❤❤
One Word: Infatuated

Allow me to begin with a little story.

I’ve seen, heard and read about Rainbow Rowell for some years now but never picked up any of her books. The synopsis were good but never enough to make me read it immediately. But that changed this summer. I needed to try and give it a chance. Boy am I glad I did!

Eleanor is the new girl on the block, with the fiery red hair and nonconventional clothes. Park is the cool but not cool guy and they form an unlikely ally. Park becomes the refuge from Eleanor’s crazy family and both teens begin a love affair with all the odds against them. Could they succeed?

Eleanor was a fully developed character I was constantly rooting for. She is a very relatable character and the scenes between her and Park were amazing. It felt like I was right there with them! Can I say that Park’s parents are freaking great? They were not perfect but they were there for their kids. There are many lessons to be learned in this book.

I’m absolutely blown away by Rowell’s writing. The short but precise sentence structure was very effective and held my attention till the last page. There are problems with Eleanor’s mom that could be expanded upon but I guess this book focus was really the love story between two teens. Understood.

I wanted to give this book a 5❤but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. The ending was not ideal to me. It left things too unresolved and rushed. Did you think so as well?

I loved the general idea and the book.
What did you think?

I may have taken a while to read a Rowell novel but I won’t be making such mistake again. Fangirl or Carry On ?

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Happy Reading,

❤.

One thought on “Book Review: Eleanor and Park

  1. I loved this book. I get what you are saying about the end, but I think that’s what made it 5 stars for me. I like that it wasn’t a feel good ending. Just curious-what did you think the three words Eleanor sent were?

    Have you read any other of her books yet? I enjoyed Fangirl but it didn’t knock my socks off. I didn’t think I would like Carry On because of that, but I totally could not get enough of Carry On.

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